The funniest US political ad?

Joe Trippi says this is the funniest ad he remembers.

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  • Andy Harrison 16th Aug '07 - 5:43pm

    It’s worth searching out the website & accompanying book of a US ad guy called Bill Hillsman. He created ads for Jesse Ventura, liberal Democrat former senator Paul Wellstone as well as Nader. They are almost all v funny & also v effective. You can view some of them on his website:

  • And what about this for a “don’t wake up with the wrong result” message?

  • Does anyone remember Labour’s “Yesterday’s Men” poster from the 1970 General Election?

    It featured plastercine models of leading Tory politicians stuffed into a wastepaper bakset: Ted Heath, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Enoch Powell, Reginald Maudling and Iain MacLeod.

    The right place for them, you might think.

    The success of a campaigning gimmick can perhaps be measured by the length of time it sticks in the memory.

    For instance, Quintin Hogg prancing around Brighton beach in swimming-trunks ringing a hand-bell. (Well before my time, of course.)

    Or Cyril Smith in Ormskirk on the day the October, 1974, General Election was announced. He had a gingerbread man in his hand and he broke it up and gave out to pieces to local kids. “The gingerbread man wants you to vote Liberal,” he said.

    Actually, I think no-one has done better than Graham Tope, in the December, 1972, Sutton & Cheam byelection, who took a pick-axe to a gulley bocked with tarmacadam. It hammered into the popular imagination the newly developed concept of “community politics”.

  • kev panther 21st Dec '07 - 9:12pm

    angus hucks remarks about kids in ormskirk being given peices of gingrbreadmen,
    I was one of those kids

    now wheres the video …

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