Monday, September 08, 2008

See, Politcal Ads Can Be Funny, Too

2 comments:

tyg said...

Well, his opponent is comedian Al Franken...

RAB said...

Franken has a real handicap in this race...other than running against an extremely well-funded incumbent, I mean. He's had to avoid being funny in his campaign and ads for fear that voters might get the idea this is all some kind of comedy stunt a la Stephen Colbert or Pat Paulsen. (Many people actually think that because someone writes comedy, he must be a happy-go-lucky chap who does nothing but laugh at everything and have fun all day. People can be idiots.) Bizarrely, Franken can't go on Colbert or The Daily Show because being funny would hurt him, while being funny on those shows helps other politicans.

Anyway, here's one ad with Franken himself that's a little bit lighter in tone:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-bLcv7bs84