Congressman, Call Me

If you’ve been following the flap over the RNC’s anti-Harold Ford campaign ad, you may find this video amusing:

(By the way, I *still* think the Democrats will find some way to blow this election, and I won’t be convinced otherwise until we get the results straight from Diebold — or is it Venezuela?)

5 Responses to “Congressman, Call Me”

  1. Fred Chamberlain Says:

    I’m thankful that I had the volume on low in my office, but my involuntary snort may have given me away.

  2. Stephen Payne Says:

    I don’t understand why the original ad is being accused of being racist… Unless it’s racist to run an ad against a black candidate.

    Sure it’s narrowminded and in poor taste, but so is every political commerical since that anti-Barry Goldwater “Daisy” ad…

    Anyway, I suppose this spoof ad is kind of clever in a dumb Saturday Night Live way. But I’m rarely impressed with humor that is merely photocopying someone else’s idea and replacing it with the new person’s views…

  3. Nat Gertler Says:

    The original ad is attacked for being racist because it is designed (its detractors feel) to evoke the distaste for miscegnation – it’s “hey, this is a black man just after them white blonde gals!”

  4. derek anderson Says:

    Steve — have you seen this? Your PHANTOM ZONE series takes #1!

  5. Maurine Starkey Says:

    It’s going to get tougher. But I am forever hopeful.