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Campaign commercials: the good, the bad and the ugly

 
 
fishin
 
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Reply Sat 10 May, 2008 08:27 am
nimh wrote:
Oh

My

God

Shocked Shocked Shocked

Laughing Laughing Laughing

Uhm, so... just to make it clear... this is not a campaign commercial :wink:

Whoever made this is some sick f*ck... with a genius sense of humor.

But eh, if you're easily offended (or, like, ever offended), just dont click this, 'k?

http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/5486/hillaryuntergangog5.png



Bahaha! "The voters have stolen my nomination!"

Way to easy to picture her actually saying that. Laughing
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nimh
 
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Reply Sat 10 May, 2008 06:06 pm
nimh wrote:
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(for those who dont know the meme: it's a play on the movie trailer for Der Untergang, the film about Hitler's last days - creative subtitling has been applied about three dozen different ways now. One of the most hilarious was Hitler Die-hard Cowboys Fan - and I dont even know what sport that's about.
___________________


This version is especially dedicated to Craven, Jespah, and all the good folks of our moderation team at A2K :wink:


http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/5829/hitlerbannedtk2.png
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2008 04:48 pm
This music video was posted on one of those serious political blogs under the headline, "Come back, will.i.am, all is forgiven" Laughing

It's true, it's pretty f*ckin delirious... I mean, holy ****! Are they for real?? Shocked

Dont let any of those old folk in West Virginia see it, they'll freak out Razz

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/EbjBHkKiS4c/default.jpg

TISA - Vote Obama



But Staz and me love it. We've been playing it & playing it & once you get over the video it's actually insanely catchy.

This is real and not for play
I'ma vote Obama way
We good
We votin'
We throwin' it up
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2008 04:48 pm
What yo mama say
vote Obama way Laughing
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nimh
 
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Reply Mon 12 May, 2008 06:11 pm
More adventures in YouTube... Razz

The story of the Democratic primary campaign, as told in YouTube mash-ups

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http://i.ytimg.com/vi/vkpa53n8dNk/default.jpg

Baracky Movie - Barack Obama as Rocky

This one's an oldie already; it tells the tale up to late March/early April, ending on an upbeat note after "Tuzlagate". Watch it while you can, because this is a copy; the original was taken down at the behest of Metro-Goldwyn-Maier...

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http://i.ytimg.com/vi/a8lvc-azCXY/default.jpg

The Empire Strikes Barack

This one was uploaded May 1.

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Both are pretty brilliant Very Happy
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2008 07:02 am
This isn't the MoveOn ad that won, but I liked it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn55ZdmBPJ4

(Who is that guy at the end...? He was a child actor of some kind, wasn't he? Oh oh oh that one guy who was the sidekick for The Wonder Years' guy's little brother's show...? Yeah. Um. Maybe somebody will know wtf I'm talking about. All I remember about it is a blonde girl named Topanga.)

The ad that won looks good too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvO1xELHp3k
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2008 07:07 am
(Googled "wonder years topanga" and all became clear:

- "Wonder Years" guy = Fred Savage
- His younger brother = Ben Savage
- Ben's show = Boy Meets World
- Sidekick dude = Rider Strong

Google search of "rider strong Obama" =

Quote:
"It Could Happen To You" Winner, Funniest Ad MoveOn.org's Obama in 30 Seconds ...Contest by Alexandra Barreto, Rider Strong and Shiloh Strong Los Angeles, CA


first mystery of the day solved. Whew. Carry on.)


(WHAT did we do before Google? I can't believe my head didn't explode every other day or so.)
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2008 07:09 am
i love attack the ads, the more attacky the better

the problem isn't the ads, it's stupid citizens


i mean come on, they're letting a muslim run for president :wink:
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2008 09:25 am
djjd62 wrote:
i mean come on, they're letting a muslim run for president :wink:

not just any muslim either - a muslim with a loony reverend! :wink:
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2008 05:34 pm
In the category "the bad" (and shameful) --

Ah, yes, it's all sweetness and light, family and apple pie when they draw you in ... but when this ad of Michigan's Kent County GOP reaches its apotheosis, the bells of doom are ringing out.

Or are they bells of despair?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlSj4f9sbe0
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rabel22
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2008 11:35 pm
Just another political bs sthick that no thinking person will pay attention to. Well be seeing a lot of this from both democrats and republicans.
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 03:32 pm
Very funny mash-up, comes with the description: "East meets West meets acid". Barack goes Bollywood!


http://img125.imageshack.us/img125/1694/barackgoesbollywoodvs3.png
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 03:49 pm
Ok, I dont wanna only post parodies and mash-ups here anymore, so look at this one too. Not so much a commercial, but a clip for MTV's elections programming.


http://img393.imageshack.us/img393/1919/ashwinmadiach5.png


This is Ashwin Madia, and he's standing for Congress for the Democrats in Minnesota's third district. He's an Iraq vet, he's got a great story, he's got a great message and a confident-yet-idealistic way of telling it, he's got the looks (someone warn Dag? ;-), the insight and an inspired packaging of his message.

He just needs to slow down a little. Damn that man talks fast.
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 04:05 pm
Back to user-generated content: Old Europe posted this link on the "elitist" thread:

old europe wrote:

Help John McCain Count His Houses!

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=dhuMgUkiVOY

Very Happy

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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 22 Aug, 2008 05:04 pm
Today's attack ads

You'll all have read about McCain's confusion about just how many houses he and his wife owned.

The Obama campaign had some fun with it yesterday, producing this ad:


http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/2832/attack1nj2.png
"It's seven"



I was a bit disappointed actually - couldnt they have done more with that? Like, used the audio, for one? But they also cut a version today that's noticeably more cutting:


http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/6811/attack4rv1.png
"Out of touch"



The McCain camp appears to be thoroughly spooked by the fracas. Sign of panic may be that they hurriedly fired off counter-attacks on Obama focusing both on Rezko (an official campaign ad) and Ayers (courtesy of a 527 run by "longtime Republican activists like Ed Failor, Jr. of Iowa [..] a McCain adviser in the state", quoth Marc Ambinder).

I bet they were saving those lines of attack up for later, not intending to use them now and get a "oh, that again" response in October -- and that the decision to already launch them now anyway was made in haste.

Here's the Rezko one, which went online yesterday, and it's a little lame:


http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/1827/attack2en9.png
"Housing problem"



And here's the Ayers one, done by that 527, a group called "American Issues project" -- and it's tough as nails. Also launched yesterday, it's easily the nastiest attack ad in the campaign so far:


http://img296.imageshack.us/img296/5739/attack3uf9.png
How much do you know about Barack Obama?



But that's still not all. Switching tacks from "Obama is a celebrity airhead" to "Obama is a shady, dangerous figure" is a bit awkward a turn, so on top of these two the Republicans also threw out another piece of "celebrity" snark yesterday - purely for use as web video I'm guessing:


http://img181.imageshack.us/img181/9778/attack5hl7.png
"The One - Road to Denver"
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2008 02:08 pm
Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Tue 2 Sep, 2008 02:09 pm
@Butrflynet,
That's a great ad!

Cycloptichorn
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 07:34 pm
You dont see much campaigning on Iraq anymore - in the midst of the escalating economical crisis at home, the issue is a bit on the backburner now in a lot of places.

But in Minnesota, it's up. This is an ad by the DSCC against Republican incumbent Norm Coleman.

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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 07:48 pm
Yeah - while it's the national campaign, and in particular McCain's ads, that have the media and pundits tsk-tsking, the hardest ads are playing on local and state levels.

These two below easily take the biscuit. Perennial moderate Gordon Smith of Oregon is an unexpected perpetrator, but this pair of ads is by far the most negative, intensely personal I've so far seen or read about.

I mean - dude. Shocked

Willie Horton redux:






On an unrelated subject, this one's also from Smith. Wow. That's one grim race going on there in Oregon.

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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 17 Sep, 2008 07:55 pm
OK, after those you're going to need some comic relief, so here is some.

"Paid for by Hockey Moms for Truth".

Cute.

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