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Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Willie Horton, Chuck Norris, and... ME?!?

Okay, this blows my mind completely. Because for two years now I have heard overwhelming praise for this commercial that I created for my run for Rockingham County Board of Education in 2006. The comments that people have shared most often? That this is a "positive" and even "upbeat" political ad. And that's what I love hearing the most about it: that it doesn't attack anyone. Heck, I don't make negative ads, as a personal policy.

Here it is if you haven't seen it already...

So then this afternoon someone passes along this blog entry from the Denver Post newspaper in September that lists "some of the most infamous examples" of negative campaign ads.

The first one listed is Lyndon Johnson's diabolical "Daisy Girl" ad.

Then they name George Bush Sr.'s "Willie Horton" anti-Dukakis ad from 1988.

Next on their hit list is Mike Huckabee's ad from earlier this year featuring Chuck Norris.

And finally... there's my "Star Wars school board" commercial.

HOW the *#&@ does anyone figure that I'm somehow associated, in the least little way, with the Daisy Girl and Willie Horton?!?

Seriously though, I have to laugh about it. But that's still very... odd.


Anonymous said...

That's a pretty elite league that you're running with, Chris.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Chris. You are now as (in)famous as the Daisy ad from way back when.

Now, perhaps you'll be controversial enough for people to actually give a damn about the candidates four years from now.

bmovies said...

I think you should be homored to have your commercial compared to those very famous ones :-)

Speaking of Chuck Norris and Christopher Knight:

Christopher Knight doesnt mow his lawn. He stares at the grass and dares it to grow.

Chrostopher Knight isn't afraid of the dark. The dark is afraid of Christopher Knight.