Skip to comments.Presidentís Ad Puts the Moves on First-Time Voters
Posted on 10/27/2012 12:45:00 PM PDT by John Semmens
A new ad from the Obama campaign aimed at first-time voters lurched into the realm of bad taste by comparing voting to losing ones virginity.
You want your first time to be something you can always remember, said Lena Dunham, creator and star of the HBO series Girls. Voting for Romney would be like doing it with that Boy Scout your parents are always complimenting and hoping you will go out with. Voting for Obama would be like doing it with the boy theyre trying to keep you from seeing. Is there any question about who you really want to be your first?
Dunham suggested that Romney is like an A student, too straight-laced to be much fun. Obama is mysterious and alluring. He may not be paying much attention in class, but he hangs out with the cool kids getting high and cracking jokes. You know he knows how to do it right.
Obama campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter defended the ad despite robust criticism from what she characterized as the boring opponents of womens sexual freedom. We think the contrast is legitimate. For a young woman, voting for Romney would be like voting for her father. Voting for President Obama is like voting for adventure. Is there really any doubt which appeals more to a teen-aged female?
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The snake in the grass is out preying on the clueless young ones.