This political ad by the guy who’s running against Nancy Pelosi is the bomb. By that I mean that this guy knows he’s going up against an opponent in Nancy Pelosi that can throw millions upon millions into this race. He knows the chances of winning are about as remote as Stephen Hawking becoming a priest. So he’s throwing the bomb.
Look, I’ve been on political campaigns before with little or no chance. And I’ve always counseled towards doing the nuttiest looniest thing you could think of. I mean, why not?
Well this guy did it. And I love it. Not because it’s that funny or witty or that it elevates the discourse. I love it because this is a guy who clearly is not listening to stodgy old Washington consultants and he spent a bunch of money on an idea he must have come up with after his fourth beer. And he’s hoping that the ad will be seen as so outrageous that he can then get free media to discuss the ad and show it over and over on news shows.
Good luck man. I’ll show it on my blog.
The only thing I feel bad about is that if I were the Wicked Witch of the West, I’d be insulted.