Let Them Eat Candy

October 31, 2008

I’ve spent some time counting (you know how much I love to count) after Cookie Monster and I conversed about Halloveen and the vonderful viral marketing campaign possibilities and I have some numbers for you to ponder, ah ah ah.

Instead of spending money on television ads, McCain might have better spent it creating some custom M&M’s to hand out to children on Halloveen. The Mars Candy Company has a vonderful vebsite vhere you can create candies with custom messages.

Let us start by counting the money McCain spent this past week in Florida on television advertisements. Let’s see, one, 100 thousand. Two, 200 thousand. Two hundred twenty-eight, 228 thousand dollars, ah ah ah. Now ve take this number and count the packages of specially created M&M’s that could be purchased at $1.79 each. Five, five thousand. Thirty-five, 35,000. One hundred thirty-five, 135,000, McCain can buy 135,000 units, ah ah ah. These could then be dispersed amongst households to give out during the vitching hours of Halloween night.

Compared to the measly 416 units of ad time McCain bought vith that 228k I think the M&M’s would be much more effective, creative, and tasty vay to penetrate a target audience who is no longer paying attention to political ads.

-The Count


I Wanna Be a Real President

September 16, 2008

You have to wonder what McCain was thinking when he let his camp come out with these two ads (apologies for not getting the exact lipstick ad. The ad has since been pulled to prevent further backlash).

Or better yet, what John McCain was thinking when he went on The View and publicly stated his ads were not lies?

True, these may not be lies in the sense that they are indeed things Obama has said and supported, but the context in which both instances are framed is incorrect; which makes them misleading statements. Misleading statements are still lies, Mr. McCain even a wooden puppet knows that.

The American public is on to you. If you want to become a real president you should start by telling the truth.


Who’s the Bully Now?

September 14, 2008

Some how I don’t think this was a great idea. I’m sure by now with all the bloglash Obama realizes that this ad did nothing for Obama’s campaign, if not hurt him.

Let’s think about what this ad is saying:

1)McCain is out of touch because he doesn’t know how to use a computer

Lots of Americans (especially the elderly) don’t know how to use a computer too. By mocking McCain for such a short coming Obama also mocked a large portion of voters in states like Florida and Nevada (which McCain is currently leading in the polls). Way to think that one through

2) McCain is out of touch because he says he can’t send an email.

We’ll to be fair I can’t send an email either because I’m disabled that doesn’t mean I’m out of touch. I’m sure there are plenty of people that can’t send an email because of some physical disability. John McCain can’t because of his war injuries he acquired when he “learned to love his country.”

These injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard or trying his shoes.

Way to play the POW card for him Obama. Now all the kids on the playground think you’re a douche bag.

Can we stick to the issues?


It’s All About Context

September 10, 2008

McCain recently released a new campaign ad attacking Obama on education (specifically sex education).

My biggest problem McCain’s ad is the claim that Obama wants to teach sex education to kindergartners through his support of S.B. 99, passed on 3/6/03.

Look closely at S.B. 99 and decide for yourself if things have been taken out of context here.

If any school district provides courses of instruction designed to promote wholesome and comprehensive understanding of the emotional, psychological, physiological, hygienic and social responsibility aspects of family life, then such courses of instruction shall include the teaching of prevention of unintended pregnancy and all options related to unintended pregnancy, as the alternatives to abortion, appropriate to the various grade levels; and whenever  such courses  of  instruction  are  provided  in any of grades K 6 through 12, then such courses also shall include age appropriate instruction on the prevention of sexually transmitted infections, including the prevention, transmission and spread of HIV AIDS. However, no pupil shall be required to take or participate in any family life class or course on HIV AIDS instruction if his parent or guardian submits written objection thereto, and refusal to take or participate in such course or program shall not be reason for suspension or expulsion of such pupil.

Paragraph 5, Section A

Notice the bill never says “teach kindergarteners sex ed” but instead holds sex education courses accountable for what they teach making sure they teach about sexually transmitted infections and about other alternative to abortion. S.B. 99 also requires that all sex education will be

appropriate to the various grade levels


such courses also shall include age appropriate instruction

If Palin had supported a bill like S.B. 99 do you think she would have taken so much heat last week?

-Ms. Frizzle