Archive for the ‘Great Americans’ Category

Great American # 63: The Afterparty Candidate

Have you read about Steve Berke?  He’s the guy getting a lot of national attention as The Afterparty candidate for mayor of Miami Beach.  Just go to YouTube and type in his name to see his campaign platform.  If doing all that seems way beyond your skill or interest level, just take a look at this video from his campaign.  Ironically his opponent is a 75-year-old grandmother running on family values.

Mr. Berke’s values seem to reflect different families and different values than those of his opponent.  But, as always, I do try to bring you the best in political advertising.  Enjoy.

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Great American # 91: Ed Lee is 2 Legit To Quit

I love this commercial for Ed Lee, running for mayor of San Francisco.  Not only does it have a bunch of Silicon Valley big shots but it has some cool rappers like Will i Am and M.C. Hammer…well mostly cool.   Best of all is Brian Wilson, the bearded dude from the San Francisco Giants.  Watch him riff on famous Lee’s like Sara Lee, Bruce Lee and Tommy Lee.  Clearly Ed Lee belongs in this pantheon of great Lee’s.

Political advertising doesn’t get any better than this.

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Great American # 179: A Smokin’ Great Candidate

Just when you thought there might be no good Republican candidates, Herman Cain arrived.   With his 999 message and great sound bites like:  “If Obamacare had been fully implemented when I caught cancer, I’d be dead.”  Not to put too fine a point on it, but does one catch  cancer?

Anyway, I suspect many of you are torn between all the great Republican choices that seem to have their own TV show.  The debates are on every week and there is more action than the UFC fights, more comedy than the Comedy Channel and more drama than Lost.

Each week a different candidate rises to the top of the polls.  But now with this commercial by Herman Cain’s campaign manager I think The Hermanator will separate from the pack.  Nothing quite like a campaign manager endorsing his candidate.  And then ending the spot with a cigarette.  I guess he couldn’t wait until the 60 seconds were over.

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Great American #37: The Donkey Whisperer

It’s time to start posting videos from around the country as we gear up for the political campaign season.   There will be gzillions spent on a lot of crappy and tasteless advertising.   And the pontificating and self-righteousness will be loud and it will be relentless.  Hang on folks.   Thanks to Ron Elgin for finding this gem.

Roger Williams is another conservative with the usual rhetoric about small government, lower taxes, anti-choice and loves guns.   He also wants to stop illegal immigration but offers no solutions except make English the national language.   Huh?  He should make a fine addition to Wrongress.  But, damn it, I actually like his commercial.

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Great American #83

The great Republican from New York, Christopher Lee, has resigned from Congress after sharing his man boobs with whomever wanted to see them on CraigsList.  Of course, they have now gone viral and have been seen by millions.  No question he will soon be hosting his own show on Fox, right after his stint on Dancing With The Stars.

It’s A Wonderful Country

If you sometimes wonder about what our voters are thinking, wonder no more.   Not only do some of these people vote they are also proof that our education system is just fine.

Great American # 72

The political campaigns are heating up as election day nears.   The creativity is going in a different direction…not necessarily better but you gotta love a guy who doesn’t take himself or politics too seriously.  I mean he’s not serious, right?  Meet Dan Freilich running for the Senate in Vermont.