The best of the worst
February 17, 2012 10:21 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for as many examples of funny/absurd/head scratching political advertisement from the current US cycle. Video preferred but print/web certainly accepted. A few (hopefully clarifying details below the fold)

1. NOT looking for graaa graa "stupid ideas are absurd", but more in line with say Paul's MN ad, or Santorum's recent work. Which certainly contain silly ideas but are gems of political creativity in of themselves. The more "over the top" in production values/creativity the better.
2. Real ads/campaigns please. I love me some Cobert and Stewart and their whole SuperPac follies, but want candidates who are at least nominally in it to win it.
3. It doesn't have to be from the national primaries, if something tickles you from a local race please let me have it, but let it be very very good.

If I can get enough from enough sources it may turn into a MeProjects post down the road.
posted by edgeways to Society & Culture (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Herman Cain — smoking campaign manager

Jon Huntsman — daughters blowing bubbles

Ron Paul — Chinese/Russian troops in Texas
posted by John Cohen at 10:26 PM on February 17, 2012

The fast-cut dramatic montage at the beginning of this Rick Perry ad never fails to crack me up.
posted by kagredon at 10:33 PM on February 17, 2012

How current? There was Ben Quayle a while back.
posted by hermitosis at 10:39 PM on February 17, 2012

Hahn's Homeboys
posted by Rhaomi at 10:50 PM on February 17, 2012

Pete Hoekstra has been raising hell.
posted by miniraptor at 3:20 AM on February 18, 2012

Dale Peterson - this doesn't meet all of your criteria and it's not from the current election cycle, but worth sharing.
posted by seesom at 8:34 AM on February 18, 2012

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