Video: “Logrolling”

posted at 2:15 pm on September 29, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Most of the clever campaign ads this season have come from candidates with more creativity than opportunities to win in November, but one exception to that trend has been Sean Duffy. The Republican nominee to replace Wisconsin’s David Obey has another down-home style ad with a twist; in his first he swung an axe, and in this spot, Duffy uses the sport of logrolling to make his point. A man in a suit labeled “Career Politician” is shown logrolling taxpayers, children, and old ladies. What happens when Duffy steps onto the log? Guess:

Only Chuck Norris could have done better — and that’s because Norris would have chewed the log down with his own teeth, and probably in two bites. Duffy does well enough, though, and that appears to also be true of his overall campaign effort. National Journal’s Hotline reports that a new NRCC poll has Duffy up 14 points over Democrat Julie Lassa:

Retiring Rep. David Obey’s seat in WI 07 has been one of the most targeted races of the cycle so far. Both the NRCC and the DCCC have run ads to boost the campaigns of former “Real World” star and Ashland Co. DA Sean Duffy (R) and state Sen. Julie Lassa (D). The NRCC poll, conducted by Fabrizio, McLaughlin and Associates from Sept. 15-16, shows Duffy holding a commanding 52% to 38% lead over Lassa among 400 likely voters. Those numbers are strikingly different than the internal poll Lassa released Tuesday showing her trailing Duffy 42% to 41%.

It’s a D+3 district that Barack Obama won by 13 points in 2008, but that John Kerry barely held in 2004. Voters may be looking for more change than continuity this year after 40 years of Obey and two years of the radical Obama-Pelosi agenda in play on Capitol Hill. If they want someone to logroll the status quo, WI-07 voters now know which candidate to back.


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I really really like this Sean Duffy fella. Ace loves him some Sean Duffy to….in a pervy kind of way methinks.

ted c on September 29, 2010 at 2:18 PM

The official holder of the ‘Most Manly Candidate’ title, wrested from the hands of Dale Peterson.

michaelo on September 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM

He was on the real world, too

blatantblue on September 29, 2010 at 2:20 PM

great ad..

PatriotRider on September 29, 2010 at 2:20 PM

Next up: the speed saw ad about cutting taxes.

michaelo on September 29, 2010 at 2:21 PM

The GOP should sign up his ad agency for 2012 right now.

Wethal on September 29, 2010 at 2:21 PM

luv it

maverick muse on September 29, 2010 at 2:22 PM

It’s awesome because it’s true.

Ted Torgerson on September 29, 2010 at 2:23 PM

I really really like this Sean Duffy fella. Ace loves him some Sean Duffy to….in a pervy kind of way methinks.

ted c on September 29, 2010 at 2:18 PM

In related news, water is wet and the sky is blue. Film at 11.

Blarg the Destroyer on September 29, 2010 at 2:24 PM

michaelo on September 29, 2010 at 2:21 PM

clip from Fargo
Democrats Destroy Constitutional Governance

maverick muse on September 29, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Excellent. And he’s good at logrolling too.

tru2tx on September 29, 2010 at 2:27 PM

ted c on September 29, 2010 at 2:18 PM

That’s his joke for joke’s sake.

maverick muse on September 29, 2010 at 2:27 PM

Wow, excellent!

ornery_independent on September 29, 2010 at 2:29 PM

Do you ever notice the media always brings up irrelevant little things that tend to minimize candidates in readers’ minds like “Rea World Star” or “B Move Actor” when talking about Republicans, but almost never hear that about Democrats?

JeffWeimer on September 29, 2010 at 2:30 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-2roZiUFDQ&feature=related

what a man!

Yitzchokm on September 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Time to drop the blade on your skidder,and plough
the Liberal Party into the minority!!
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http://richardsonexcavating.com/documents/image/Used-Heavy-Equipment-for-Sale/used-logging-skidder-large.jpg

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM

That is a very inventive ad.

Warner Todd Huston on September 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM

His ads make me wish I could vote for him.

Sir Corky on September 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM

The construction worker kind of jumps off the log, but the little kid was really trying to stay on. A cute little birler!

Ted Torgerson on September 29, 2010 at 2:39 PM

I bet the Environmentalist Wackos aren’t thrilled with him,
hahahahaha,ahem!!

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:41 PM

5* Stars!!

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Let’s Roll !!!

Steve Z on September 29, 2010 at 2:42 PM

Time to Clear-Cut the Democrats from both houses!!

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:44 PM

The guy in the suit in the ad is David Axelrod.

Emperor Norton on September 29, 2010 at 2:44 PM

The official holder of the ‘Most Manly Candidate’ title, wrested from the hands of Dale Peterson.

michaelo on September 29, 2010 at 2:19 PM

michaelo: A winchester in hand might do it!(sarc).

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:45 PM

“Badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger, badger.”

Sing it if you know it.

Terrie on September 29, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Meanwhile……….a group of Liberal Activists….

are crying over trees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Tree hugging moonbats crying over trees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_JPcBwYGmo

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:48 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-2roZiUFDQ&feature=related

what a man!

Yitzchokm on September 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Yitzchokm: Thanks for the video,Duffy has 6 kids,now thats
a commitment!:)

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM

In addition to producing manly video ads, Sean Duffy looks like a solid Conservative on the issues.

Check out Sean’s positions at:

http://www.duffyforcongress.com/issues

Go Sean!

wren on September 29, 2010 at 3:04 PM

Sing it if you know it.

Terrie on September 29, 2010 at 2:46 PM

Mushroom, mushroom

Mr. D on September 29, 2010 at 3:18 PM

He was on the real world, too

blatantblue on September 29, 2010 at 2:20 PM

I KNEW i recognized him! He married that hot mexican girl from the show too right?

MikeInBA on September 29, 2010 at 3:28 PM

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:48 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-2roZiUFDQ&feature=related

what a man!

Yitzchokm on September 29, 2010 at 2:31 PM

Yitzchokm: Thanks for the video,Duffy has 6 kids,now thats
a commitment!:)

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM

Well that settles it, he is clearly the best…;)

txmomof6 on September 29, 2010 at 3:35 PM

As the current and 8 time Mens Professional Log Rolling World Champion, I hereby endorse Sean Duffy for Congress.

Logboy on September 29, 2010 at 3:37 PM

I really really like this Sean Duffy fella. Ace loves him some Sean Duffy to….in a pervy kind of way methinks.

ted c on September 29, 2010 at 2:18 PM

Haha, I LOL every time I click over there these days… SEAN DUFFY

ReformedAndDangerous on September 29, 2010 at 3:43 PM

I’m in love!

Mutnodjmet on September 29, 2010 at 4:11 PM

I get to vote for him and send him to Washington. No more Dave Obey-Woo hoo.

scorpio9 on September 29, 2010 at 4:18 PM

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 2:51 PM
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Well that settles it, he is clearly the best…;)

txmomof6 on September 29, 2010 at 3:35 PM

txmomof6: If only it was that easy,to vote for a candidate,
based on who has the most kids,hahaha—–:)

canopfor on September 29, 2010 at 4:20 PM

America loves a circus.

Dave Rywall on September 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

America loves a circus.

Dave Rywall on September 29, 2010 at 4:26 PM

So says the resident clown.

Dominion on September 29, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Hot wife, big axe, long pole, er log…

Mr_Magoo on September 29, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Cheesy but so darn AWESOME!!!

Yakko77 on September 29, 2010 at 8:17 PM