Video: The greatest political ad ever?

posted at 3:21 pm on September 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

I Greenroomed it this morning, but in hindsight it deserves better. If this guy had only emerged, dripping wet, from a lake to make his pitch, then the GR treatment might have been fine. But to emerge, dripping wet, from a lake with a cup of coffee in hand — and then get a refill before re-submerging? That kind of inspiration needs a bigger platform. In an age when voters crave authenticity from their leaders, it doesn’t get any more … “authentic” than this. All that’s missing is the “Cops” theme song.

He’s a Democrat, alas. He’s also apparently Aquaman. Exit question for “Mr. Show” fans: Doesn’t this feel like a lost “Ronnie Dobbs runs for mayor” skit? If Ronnie were played by Bob Odenkirk?


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Bishop!

Bmore on September 13, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Oh, D, not Bishop!

Bmore on September 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM

O.K., a hell of a lot of poeple on this web site want to
know if this is Bishop??

(or one of Ed’s Relatives??)

ToddPA on September 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

WTF did I just watch?

ex_machina on September 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

I like Rick Perry’s This is my golf video better…it’s at a Tactical Gun Range.

http://nation.foxnews.com/rick-perry/2011/09/28/rick-perry-shoots-sniper-rifle-my-golf

workingclass artist on September 13, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Jesse Ventura & Al Franken had a baby….

Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads. on September 13, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Maybe he can shrinkage the city budget too.

verbaluce on September 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

WTF did I just watch?

ex_machina on September 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Angry moonbat liberal making an ass out of himself…but he’s got an awesome soul patch/Van Dyke combo to make him look hip to the hipsters…and he willfully unabashedly cusses so he sounds like a sincere hipster too…

New Skool!

workingclass artist on September 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

“Wake the F… up!”

Hmm. Great slogan.

Not impossible this guy could win. Remember Jesse Ventura?

ugottabekiddingme on September 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

WTF did I just watch?

ex_machina on September 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Obama’s uncle?

workingclass artist on September 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM

I believe “wake the f**k up” should be the slogan of the next GOP presidential nominee.

Shump on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

He can’t win, those strippers need those singles

Doctor Zhivago on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Okay, I’m the only one who heard the dog whistle:

Bit.., Woman, bring me coffee!”

Panther on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Yes! More lunatics in office, its exactly what we need!

/, because some of you concern me.

Alinsky on September 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

It kinda sucked. He was going for something, it just didn’t work.

mankai on September 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

He has a “person of color” getting his coffee for him.

Of course he’s a Democrat!

pain train on September 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Ironically he probably more stable that most local democratic politicians.

Oil Can on September 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

More chick, less him.

WhatSlushfund on September 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

He has a “person of color” getting his coffee for him.

Of course he’s a Democrat!

pain train on September 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Aaaand a woman, someone call Sandra Fluke stat.

MontanaMmmm on September 13, 2013 at 3:45 PM

Maybe he can shrinkage the city budget too.

verbaluce on September 13, 2013 at 3:31 PM

This!…LOL

LaRepublican on September 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

That’s what happens when cousins marry.

kingsjester on September 13, 2013 at 3:47 PM

He has a “person of color” getting his coffee for him.

Of course he’s a Democrat!

pain train on September 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Well, I would have guessed girlfriend/wife, but you have a point.

I pointed out before that he tries too hard. The coffee is proof. He wants to show us how much of a man he is by walking in nut shriveling water. The coffee offsets the cold, though. Defeats the entire purpose. And he never goes in above his waist.

I wonder if he found out whose ass kick while in the water looking for red lines.

NotCoach on September 13, 2013 at 3:50 PM

Not impossible this guy could win. Remember Jesse Ventura?

ugottabekiddingme on September 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM

There’s definitely something in the water they drink out in Minnesota…if anything, it’s always interesting and never boring.

JetBoy on September 13, 2013 at 3:55 PM

I’ve read the comments and gather there’s a dude in that video somewhere …

M240H on September 13, 2013 at 3:56 PM

Classy.

BKeyser on September 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Coffee? You mean beer, right? And it looks ands sounds as though it took quite a few beers/takes to get it “jussright”. Yeah. Look at it again.

ROCnPhilly on September 13, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Dwight David Honeycutt in real life?

Beo on September 13, 2013 at 3:58 PM

A hint of WWF finger pointing close ups, and yelling.

+10

portlandon on September 13, 2013 at 3:59 PM

He’d have been more effective naked.

Schadenfreude on September 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

The rent is too damn high!

alchemist19 on September 13, 2013 at 4:03 PM

That’s what happens when cousins marry.

kingsjester on September 13, 2013 at 3:47 PM

What do you do? Oh, you’re a plumber? What on Earth is that? :)

alchemist19 on September 13, 2013 at 4:04 PM

This is one of the reasons why it’s so hard to oust the establishment public officials at any level — the ones who try go full-retard.

Pale Rider on September 13, 2013 at 4:13 PM

As he’s walking back into the water, we should be able to hear Homer Simpson singing:

Under the sea,
Under the sea,
There’ll be no accusations,
Just friendly crustaceans,
Under the seeeeeaaaaaaaaa……

Pale Rider on September 13, 2013 at 4:16 PM

nice pecs…

dpduq on September 13, 2013 at 4:19 PM

The chick is kinda hot, so there’s that.

xblade on September 13, 2013 at 4:31 PM

The chick is kinda hot, so there’s that.

xblade on September 13, 2013 at 4:31 PM

pffft…

;)

JetBoy on September 13, 2013 at 4:33 PM

He’s a Democrat, alas.

I don’t believe Republicans even bother to run a token sacrificial lamb for Mpls. mayor. If memory serves correct, the last time a non-Democrat (“non-DFL”, actually) was elected as mayor of Minneapolis was in 1975.

whatcat on September 13, 2013 at 5:06 PM

Terrible ad.

Dusty on September 13, 2013 at 5:23 PM

He’ll get Jesse Ventura’s vote.

exdeadhead on September 13, 2013 at 5:25 PM

I’m not convinced those are swim trunks. They look too cottony/underwearish for swimwear. That brings this to a whole new level of odd.

mojowt on September 13, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Minnesota Clown Car Politicians Parades are a whole nutha level!

http://pdphoto.org/PictureDetail.php?pg=7850

He certainly is one.

PappyD61 on September 13, 2013 at 6:26 PM

He sounds drunk!

bluegill on September 13, 2013 at 6:35 PM

This is just sad.

bluegill on September 13, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Dudes and Dudettes,

That was an awesome….

AUDITION for a role in the “Sharknado” sequel.

What is this guy doin messin with politics?

KirknBurker on September 13, 2013 at 7:59 PM

I believe “wake the f**k up” should be the slogan of the next GOP presidential nominee.

Shump on September 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM

We have a winner. Thank you all for playing. The lines are now closed.

~Gadsden

GadsdenRattlers on September 13, 2013 at 9:30 PM

WTFU, or else… bumfight!

Kenosha Kid on September 13, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Really?

ButterflyDragon on September 14, 2013 at 11:53 AM

The ad sucked.

echosyst on September 14, 2013 at 12:11 PM

He has a “person of color” getting his coffee for him.

Of course he’s a Democrat!

pain train on September 13, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Corollary: In less than ten years, that woman will be President of the United States.

unclesmrgol on September 14, 2013 at 2:03 PM