Video: Meatheads for Hillary

posted at 7:23 pm on October 9, 2007 by Allahpundit

Another creative spot from the Clinton campaign, albeit markedly lamer than the two that preceded it. Can anyone think of a single Republican ad that’s strayed noticeably from the stirring music/photo pastiche formula thus far? Even among the second-tier candidates who have nothing to lose and everything to gain by boosting their name recognition with something offbeat. Anything from Paul? Huck? Tancredo? Anything at all?

Exit question: What’s lamer, the fact that Hillary doesn’t have a bigger celebrity missile in her arsenal than Rob Reiner or the fact that we don’t have a celebrity missile in our arsenal as big as Rob Reiner? Don’t bother answering; it’s purely rhetorical.

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Exit question: What’s lamer, that Hillary doesn’t have a bigger celebrity missile in her arsenal than Rob Reiner? Or that we don’t have a celebrity missile in our arsenal as big as Rob Reiner?

I demand a recount. Republicans have AllahPundit himself (most of the time), and Rush who is a celebrity and wields more influence then any Democratic combination of Pundit+Celebrity.

Spirit of 1776 on October 9, 2007 at 7:27 PM

Fred is his own celebrity

William Amos on October 9, 2007 at 7:30 PM

or the fact that we don’t have a celebrity missile in our arsenal as big as Rob Reiner? Don’t bother answering; it’s purely rhetorical.

Maybe Bruce Willis or Russell Crowe will donate their efforts for a Gladiator-whacks-evil-empress or Tough-cop-foils-big-government-tax-grab-gang type spot.

peski on October 9, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Where’s Archie Bunker when you need him, (sigh).

notashamed on October 9, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Chuck Norris would devour Meathead in one sitting over the course of a week.

JammieWearingFool on October 9, 2007 at 7:31 PM

Chuck Norris would devour Meathead in one sitting over the course of a week.

JammieWearingFool on October 9, 2007 at 7:31 PM

Chuck Norris would swallow him whole, and then burn every calorie of that meal out of existence using the Total Gym.

Nosferightu on October 9, 2007 at 7:34 PM

Clicking link took me to Hilary’s site. :( So I left instantly. Unfortunately I was still counted. :( I don’t need to see the latest propaganda that bad. I’ll have to think twice about clicking on any similar links in the future.

Nyog_of_the_Bog on October 9, 2007 at 7:37 PM

That was really stupid, and I looked at it objectively…I don’t think you need a celebrity to put something together to capture the audience…You need to put someone on that captures the audiences attention and has them begging for more.

Pam on October 9, 2007 at 7:37 PM

Don’t bother answering; it’s purely rhetorical.

OK, I can handle that!

RedWinged Blackbird on October 9, 2007 at 7:42 PM

I liked the Spanish-speaking cheerleader in the montage of excited people at the end.

Did anyone buy that any of the people featured in this ad had any real enthusiasm at all for Hillary? Anyone? They were all actors, as the ad itself points out by having them be “directed” by a famous Hollywood director. Duh. Can we say “backfire”?

aero on October 9, 2007 at 7:52 PM

Off topic:

Rosie has broken her silence. Why is there no thread on this?

Sorry.

This didn’t make the red meat – just the meathead title. Good reason.

On-my-soap-box on October 9, 2007 at 7:53 PM

Well, Republican actors in Hollywood can be in a campaign ad… they just can’t ever get another job after that.

ScottMcC on October 9, 2007 at 7:53 PM

This is Spinal Tap.

calbear on October 9, 2007 at 7:55 PM

There’s a reason why he’s called meathead.

Libs is a four letter word.

Speakup on October 9, 2007 at 7:56 PM

notice the labels are ripped off the water bottles? No gratuitous product placment for Hilary!

ctmom on October 9, 2007 at 8:00 PM

Not clicking over to watch.
Carl Reiner was a better comedian, actor, and director than his son. IMO.

captivated_dem on October 9, 2007 at 8:03 PM

Everyone has a role and mine will be to vote anyone but Hillary.

Thanks Rob! You’ve convinced me.

Kini on October 9, 2007 at 8:21 PM

Holy SEXISM!!!

“She would rather be doing laundry”
“She would rather be making a casserole”

Just imagine if Rudy or Romney did this?

WTF!!!

186k on October 9, 2007 at 8:27 PM

Spoiled little Robbie endorses spoiled little Hillie? So what? They’re both tax and spenders.

mustang1 on October 9, 2007 at 8:32 PM

Whata putz!

TheSitRep on October 9, 2007 at 8:32 PM

She has cute girls in her ads. That’s a plus.

DaveS on October 9, 2007 at 8:53 PM

I don’t think this is a commercial at all. At first I thought it looked like a lame training film, then I realized – THIS IS A MOONBAT RECRUITING FILM.

We have to understand, this election is not going to be about slogans and posters. It’s going to be about an army of unemployable Clinton Youth Brownshirts who’ve spent the last eight years being indoctrinated into the belief that democracy is a lost cause.

logis on October 9, 2007 at 8:54 PM

Few people, celebrity or otherwise, are as “big” as Rob Reiner.

JayHaw Phrenzie on October 9, 2007 at 8:58 PM

Rob Reiner, who wants the government to take over parental obligation to 3 and 4-year olds, is a dangerous man.

Connie on October 9, 2007 at 9:07 PM

Dumbocrats are the insane not yet locked up in a state hospital.

madmonkphotog on October 9, 2007 at 9:08 PM

I don’t think that is a good idea to portray the people that is involved in your campaign as idiots. Only an idiot would think that way.

Ropera on October 9, 2007 at 9:47 PM

Maybe we can get Jack Bauer, once he’s done his 30 days :)

BJ* on October 9, 2007 at 10:16 PM

Hilldizzle?

Tanya on October 9, 2007 at 10:41 PM

who is it we have? Chuck Norris, Gary Sinise, John Voight, Dennis Miller…. there are more on the right, right?

liquidflorian on October 9, 2007 at 11:22 PM

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but you are one dumb Polock!”

Shy Guy on October 10, 2007 at 3:45 AM

Rob Reiner managed to direct a couple of good movies (Stand by Me, Princess Bride… Some might include Spinal Tap, but not me).

This commercial is probably the lamest thing he has ever done. Maybe his heart just wasn’t in it….. I’m thinking he is probably more of a Kucinich or Obama fan, but Hillary has his FBI file, and he has to do stuff for her or face the consequences.

LegendHasIt on October 10, 2007 at 3:51 AM

liquidflorian on October 9, 2007 at 11:22 PM

Robert Duvall, who has endorsed Rudy.

Big S on October 10, 2007 at 3:54 AM

liquidflorian on October 9, 2007 at 11:22 PM

James Woods. Tom Selleck. Shannen Doherty, Bo Derek, Bruce Willis (maybe) Heck, maybe even Angelina Jolie’s daddy, John Voight.

There are others whose names I can’t remember right now; and there are probably quite a few ‘A & B listers’ that are just too afraid to ‘come out of the closet’ at all as conservatives, but in the privacy of the voting booth will pull the ‘right’ levers.

LegendHasIt on October 10, 2007 at 4:17 AM

My goo! My precious goo!

Sean M. on October 10, 2007 at 5:31 AM

Another production of fictional garbage from Director Meathead… The funniest thing about Reiner is that he became a director due to him never actually acting during his part on All in the Family. The Libs could show clippings of Meathead from the show and there’d be little to no difference in their policies or their representation. The quintessential Liberal-Democrat… Jobless, permanent blue-collar, socialist with no ambition but to eat and have sex.

Rugged Individual on October 10, 2007 at 5:43 AM

Yawn..

Viper1 on October 10, 2007 at 6:20 AM

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but you are one dumb Polock!”

Shy Guy on October 10, 2007 at 3:45 AM

That was so funny. Thanks for helping Archie show up!

Reiner was a hippie on the Beverly Hillbillies. They convinced Jethro to become a hippie, too.
You can’t crack a joke on this; it’s too easy.

silverfox on October 10, 2007 at 6:53 AM

“El Presidente”

Says it all.

peacenprosperity on October 10, 2007 at 7:29 AM

Fred is his own celebrity

William Amos on October 9, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Pffft. Color me underwhelmed. Fred’s blowing it big time. His first big debate, and “…it’s rather ironic: The only professional actor in the race couldn’t even pretend he wanted to be there.”

The sooner you Fred-heads can get over his supposed celebrity status, the sooner we can get back to selecting a real candidate.

Redhead Infidel on October 10, 2007 at 8:15 AM

Anyone seen Rob’s on air wife (Strothers)?

Ms. Strothers torso is so large and Mr. Reine ego and head are so inflated you would need require a wider screen than is produced today.

To get the both of them on the screen to represent a grown up and out boomer generation would

MSGTAS on October 10, 2007 at 8:47 AM

If THAT’S the kind of commercial the Hitlery camp is making then it’s a good sign. That was just stupid. I don’t see any regular guys there, just proto-lesbians and lib, dhimmi college students. As long as nobody pulls a “Perot” we win.

Mojave Mark on October 10, 2007 at 9:20 AM

Much bigger “celebrity missiles” were aimed at Ronald Reagan and he won two terms. “Celebrity missiles” blanketed the skies in 2004 – some even threatening to leave the country if George Bush won a second term – and George Bush still won.
It’s about time conservatives stop worrying about these lame Hollywood shenanigans.
So far, all their “missiles” turned out to be duds.

RMR on October 10, 2007 at 10:49 AM

I think it would be awesome for HA to sponsor a video-making contest for each of the Republican candidates (except Ron Paul, of course). Who better than the talented leaders of Hot Air to inspire creativity from the right?? Winners to receive…an autographed book from MM??

Numenorean on October 10, 2007 at 10:57 AM

Sandy Burglar, now the Meathead. Most ethical campaign ever!

Rob Reiner steps down from California preschool commission

(Thursday, March 30, 2006) Two weeks ago, a defiant Rob Reiner scoffed at suggestions that he should resign from the lavishly funded state preschool commission he helped establish in 1999. But Wednesday, the Hollywood director rewrote his own script and surrendered the chairmanship of the California First 5 Commission, as the agency faced the prospect of an audit into its spending practices.
Reiner offered his resignation over the weekend in a phone call to his friend, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was contending with pressure from fellow Republicans to push Reiner aside.
“We agreed that we cannot let personal political attacks get in the way of doing the very best we can for California’s children,” Reiner said in a letter released Wednesday.
Critics have accused the commission of a conflict of interest for spending $23 million in public money on an ad campaign that coincided with Reiner’s promotion of an expanded preschool initiative that’s on the ballot this year, known as Proposition 82.

Brat on October 10, 2007 at 11:20 AM

Meathead.

Soooooooooo Meaty.

fogw on October 10, 2007 at 11:33 AM

It’s worth noting that Rob Reiner is part of the Teacher’s Union bullies of California that attempted to impose universal child-care on the state. He is a perfect bully-for-Hillary:

‘Meathead’ Is at It Again

Movie director turned child advocate Rob Reiner–best known for playing the role of “Meathead” on “All in the Family”–recently acquired a million signatures to put his Preschool for All initiative on the California ballot next June, his second attempt to launch a “universal” preschool program. The initiative would impose a 1.7% income tax on couples making over $800,000 a year ($400,000 for individuals) to offer three hours of free preschool for all the state’s 4-year-olds.

This soak-the-rich scheme would put $2.3 billion into the state’s coffers. But the people most dreading Mr. Reiner’s latest foray are not the superrich, who would no doubt find ways to dodge–by moving out of the state if necessary–what would effectively be a 19% increase in their tax rate. The real victims would be low- to middle-income women who run nearly all private early-care centers that comprise 70% of California’s child-care industry. The onerous credentialing requirements and union mandates that the initiative would trigger would devastate the industry’s entrepreneurs without improving instruction one iota.

Driving out women and minorities, closing down private providers, and delivering preschools to a union monopoly would of course all be worth it if, in the end, children were better off. But studies have found virtually no gains on cognitive outcomes for preschoolers taught by teachers with bachelor’s degrees.

But the most powerful evidence that Mr. Reiner’s requirements would, if anything, hurt rather than help California’s kids is California’s K-12 public school system itself. After all, it is run by teachers with precisely the kind of fancy education degrees drawing union wages that Mr. Reiner wants in preschools. California’s fourth graders’ reading and math scores are 47th among the 50 states on national tests. Furthermore, a study by the Rand Corp. this year found California’s children trailing on every objective measurement of student achievement–even after controlling for its disproportionate number of low-income, minority kids.

DANEgerus on October 10, 2007 at 1:07 PM

Jeeeesh stifle yourself Hillary!

Drtuddle on October 10, 2007 at 1:31 PM