Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Losing the logic vote

All right, not to turn this into a political blog or something, but the Oregon primary isn't until May 20, so I'm being exposed to lots of political commercials until then, and many of them are unintentionally hilarious.

Here's one from Senator Gordon Smith:

It's the usual "Don't vote for the other guy (Jeff Merkley), because he did something bad" negative stuff, which is sad, not funny. The funny part is the tag line: "More of the same... when it's time for a change." It's a good line, except for one thing: Gordon Smith is the incumbent. He's been a senator for 12 years.

So this commercial is telling us "If you don't want more of the same... if you think it's time for a change... vote for the guy who's already been there for 12 years"? Why not just run an ad that says, "Vote for me! I make no sense at all! But I have good slogans!"?

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