I am truly saddened that the 2010 political advertising season is ending today. The light these poisoned snipings shed on the candidates really needs to spread to the dull world of products like cars, which still feature zoom, zoom, zoom, motherhood and apple pie to sell vehicles.
If Ford and Toyota were political candidates they would probably try something like this:
“My Japanese opponent makes shoddy products that kill people. Ten million cars were so defective they were forced into repair facilities to prevent further carnage. This company lied to you when they sold you cars. It’s signature model, Prius, means “junk” in Navajo.”
My so-called American competitor, Ford, really makes its cars in foreign countries like Mexico and Canada and then pretends they are American. The founder of Ford, Henry Ford, great grandfather of the chairman, was a bigot and Hitler sympathizer.
The company is eliminating Mercury from its line and sources indicate that the Focus and Fusion might be pulled in 2012.”
It will be a pity when the robocalls for politicians are replaced by pleasant telemarketers for the symphony. Hopefully we can get down to the serious business of companies slandering their competition.
The following video below shows how political attack ads are truly ingrained in Americana. If they had TV back in the Eighteenth Century this is what John Adams and Thomas Jefferson would have done.
Question: Do you care about any of the 2010 elections?
Do the ads make you not want to go to the poles?