Video: The cheesiest re-election ad ever

posted at 3:10 pm on June 21, 2008 by Allahpundit

Behold the clip that introduced John Cornyn at the recent Texas Republican convention. The debate rages: Was it meant as a joke, as Cornyn himself later claimed, or is it in fact an earnest reworking of Jimmy Dean’s classic that somehow ended up dripping with Velveeta? There have been parodies in this vein before, but if that’s what this is, what’s the punchline?

I guess that jacket he’s wearing in the car qualifies as a punchline. Oof.

Say what you will but the choir really makes it. Exit question: If Fred had been the nominee instead of McCain, this is pretty much what all of his ads would have looked like, right?

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We must consider the audience. This was produced for the Texas Republican Convention? If so, it is perfect.

EJDolbow on June 22, 2008 at 11:18 AM

It’s still not as catchy as the all-time music-so-bad-that you can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head political ad”
(only remembered by Texans of a “certain age”)

“Eugene Locke should be governor of Texas
The governor of Texas should be Eugene Locke.”

At UT, the anti-war jerks used to sing (to the same melody)
“Ho Chi Minh should be governor of Texas
The governor of Texas should be Ho Chi Minh”

TexasJew on June 22, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Cornyn will have a tough time beating Noriega. Noriega served in Afghanistan and he’ll expend that capital to the max like John Kerry did w/ his Vietnam experience. As a result Noriega will pull a lot of the more conservative Hispanic vote away from Cornyn.
Cornyn’s big problem is the fact that he is viewed here in TX, in essence, as a fence-sitter especially on the immigration issue. Way too close and chummy w/the Bush admin and Johnny Sutton. And many here feel he has not done near enough to get Ramos and Compean released. Its a real hot-button issue here in TX. Many a conservative voter will protest vote for a 3rd party (like they did on 11/7/06) or they’ll simply Stay at Home. I’m not happy about this but I think there is a strong case to be made (as is made here) that Texas Goes Blue in ’08.

Darvin Dowdy on June 22, 2008 at 5:02 PM

This is not Obama country.
Stop reading “Texas Monthly”, they’re just crappy whining Texas Democrats..

TexasJew on June 22, 2008 at 8:43 PM

Texas does things quick? Outwork our foe so he can ‘get six moe’?

Entertaining though.

Reaps on June 23, 2008 at 2:07 AM

Haven’t read that liberal rag TX Monthly in years. And, guaranteed, I’ll hold my nose and pull the lever for McCain/staight gop. But I’m one of the few.
Again, mark my words. Lots of anger amongst the “former Repub’s” down here. Texas is trending Blue as a result. Not something I’m happy about. Hope I’m wrong. DD

Darvin Dowdy on June 23, 2008 at 8:41 AM