Amidst the ever-increasing clutter of political ads on a TV screen near you, Congressman Charlie Bass once again breaks through with an ad most people will not simply enjoy but will most likely want to see over and over again.
First it was a woman, dressed like challenger Annie Kuster, running away from her record. Now, the same woman (presumably) is dancing around her record. It's not just because I oppose Kuster's big tax and spend mentality (I certainly do), but this ad is a sensation. It deserves a Clio Award.
I've only seen it once but can't wait to see it again. If only Mitt Romney's high paid ad men could be as creative, maybe he'd have a chance against the Demagogue In Chief.
As for most of the other political ads, hey...that's why they make remote control channel changers.
Just this morning, still half asleep and with the remote control out of reach, I sat through a Carol Shea Porter ad attacking Frank Guinta over veterans issue and then immediately a response from Guinta attacking Carol Shea for her attack. I'm in favor of veterans as much as the next guy, but really...is this the top issue facing voters in the first Congressional district? I think not.
Kuster's bleeding heart ads especially make me not only want to reach for the remote control but in fact actually keep it close at hand. Maybe her handlers have tested these ads and tell here they're effective, but I doubt it.
As for the Ovide and Maggie feel good ads, they just don't do it for me. I'm waiting for Democrats to drop the shoe on Ovide as the Pedophile Priest attorney for the Catholic diocese. Hey, if I can think of it, you can be sure Democrats have thought of it. Undoubtedly, they're waiting for the final two weeks of the campaign. I can't wait to see it...Ovide? Family values? What kind of family values would lead a man to stand up for pedophile priests? Of course every the accused have a right to an attorney, but what do we think of such attorneys? Shades of the late, great, "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit" Johnnie Cochran.
Boston channels, with fewer ads for the Presidential candidates (Mass is certainly not in play) are inundated with ads from Scott Brown (clever) and his Indian challenger.
In the meantime, Dance, Annie, Dance. I'll have my producer get a copy for airing (two or four times) on next week's Liberty Express.
HELP ME OUT HERE! I've googled Charlie Bass ads and I've googled Kuster dancing ads and all I get are Kuster ads. If anyone can locate the Kuster dancing ad, please post it below. Thanks. It's truly worth a look.
Aha, here it is thanks to Rep. Dan McGuire. I knew someone would come up with it. Enjoy.
That Bass ad you like is on YouTube here.