Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Priorities USA Kicks Off The 2012 Campaign

The first ad of the 2012 Presidential campaign is, wait for it, an attack ad. In this particularly uninspiring piece of creative, Priorities USA uses Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan and Nikki Haley to go after Mitt Romney (I know, it didn't make sense to me, either) with the tested-in-NY26 Medicare hit.

We hope this doesn't portend a 2012 of cheaply produced, poorly written, I-made-it-on-my-laptop-while-sitting-in-the-LaGuardia-Admirals-Club ads. But I think it does.

Click here to sit through "Pages"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Oceana Thinks There's Oil In New York Harbor

Oil! Black gold! Staten Island tea! According to this poster (spotted by the world famous Gregg Keller), everybody in Staten Island is about to be filthy rich. Not only does this poster miss the mark, it's an attempt to co-opt 9/11 imagery and feelings to push an agenda. That's not right.

Thanks again to "Hollywood" Gregg Keller. Have you seen a great (or bad) poster? You have a camera phone. Shoot it and send it in.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Steve Beshear Works Behind A Desk

Wouldn't it be great if you could just buy stock footage and stick your own face in it? That's pretty much what Kentucky's Steve Beshear is doing here. We see Steve on a park bench, Steve in a factory, Steve behind a desk and, wait for it, Steve in a diner.

Even Beshear's tagline, Tested Trusted Tough, has the smell of old alliterative cheese.

Click here to watch "Bio." But, trust us, you've seen it all before.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Flim-Flam Man Jack Davis Gives Us Most Depressing Ad Ever

The NY-26 special election, which goes to the polls Tuesday, is a political train wreck. (Naturally, we couldn't help but look.) It features Jack Davis, a Democrat running on the Tea Party line on the ballot. Flim-flam or genius? Doesn't really matter because he's going to lose. Trouble is, he'll probably take the Republican candidate with him.

At least he gaves us this gem of an ad that Politico called the most depressing campaign ad ever. Dad lost his job. Mom needs chemotherapy. Sis is depressed. Brother is, well, he's just kind of a prop.

Click here to watch Jack Davis' "Chemotherapy"