10.23.2010 04:59 PM

Best U.S. campaign spot

I don’t agree with it, but it’s masterful.

13 Comments

  1. AL says:

    Demagogic propaganda.

    get a load of this version that’s been redone Downfall style
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycdiCL5ZOP8

  2. Hey, I used to work for that outfit!

    Their mascot is a pig. On one occasion, I wore a rubber pig’s nose and confronted a Congress critter from Oklahoma about the earmarks he had funneled to this state.

    This ad is, err, a bit more serious.

  3. Harbles says:

    Just shows what can be done with a big budget, an agenda dictated by corporatists and few morals.

  4. Mike says:

    Amazing waht can be done with kazillions of dollars . . . no?

  5. J. Coates says:

    Dang, that’s a clever spot. It borders on fear-mongering, but kind of hits a nail on the head too.

  6. Pat says:

    The irony is that that China’s relatively recent success is result of their turning their back on their collectivist principles and the accompanying promotion of freedom that has resulted.

  7. MississaugaPeter says:

    Read in the China News (when in Guangzhou) last week that the top 1% own 41.4% of the wealth in China vs. top 1% own 40% of the wealth in the United States. There are no communist ideals.

  8. scanner says:

    Healthcare in China is worse than healthcare in the US, not because the tech isn’t there, not because they don’t have the infrastructure but because if you can’t pay for it… “Next.”
    Love the way the “We pay too much tax” party is guaranteeing the economic disaster rolling down on them. Still, it will take care of the Chinese debt when the USD is down to 30% of its current value.

  9. Cath says:

    It gets the message out better than those flashy entertainment time ads doesn’t it. I like it because it’s one message done very simply but clearly. There is not much that can be done to screw with the message.

    I sit here in mid-western Ontario and as I type this learned about how “interested” China has become in allegedly scooping up family farms in my region. With fewer and fewer youngsters carrying on those long family farming traditions headed for green pastures(no pun intended) we here in Ontario have reason to be concerned. I’m just not sure many care.

    • MississaugaPeter says:

      Cath,

      Indirectly through various funds, the Chinese own more Canadian farms than anyone is willing to let on. Large swaths of the prairies are owned by Chinese interests.

  10. Steve T says:

    WK, you don’t agree with cutting wasteful spending?

  11. d. andy jette says:

    It plays to small town America’s worst fears, it skips over inconvenient facts (i.e. China’s stimulus spending was every bit as expansive as the US, and made possible by their continued financing of US consumers, without whom ironically they would be broke inside a year)…bull’s eye.

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