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The 5 Craziest Presidential Ads of All Time
Cracked.com ^ | 10-30-2012 | Mark Hill

Posted on 11/02/2012 12:02:05 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler

"It's 20 seconds of a guy laughing hysterically at a TV showing the name of Nixon's VP candidate, Spiro Agnew. The "joke" is that Agnew was an obscure politician, but it seems safer to vote for an unknown than a candidate supported by what sounds like a James Bond supervillain who just finished announcing his plan to blow up the White House with a space laser.

See how far we've come? Laughing at a candidate's name used to be the strategy of one of the most successful commercial makers in history. Now it's the strategy of Free Republic."

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I'm not sure he approves of us, but I can't entirely disagree with him :)
1 posted on 11/02/2012 12:02:07 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: JoeDetweiler

Bronco Bama.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 12:07:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

Sounds like the name of a (gay) porno star...


3 posted on 11/02/2012 12:19:46 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: JoeDetweiler

To understand the first one you had to have heard Stan Freberg’s classic John and Marsh bit.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: JoeDetweiler

I can’t figure this one out at all. Maybe I need to start drinking again... Nah.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 12:25:36 PM PDT by carriage_hill ("0bummer's a towering figure" - even a Garden Gnome casts a long shadow at sunset.)
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To: JoeDetweiler

Funny. Now I remember my parents telling me about the Agnew Laughing ad. Had totally forgotten. Actually it was pretty good.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 12:26:51 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: JoeDetweiler

Sprio Agnew may have had a funny sounding name, but he was certainly correct concerning the, “Nattering nabobs of negativism.”.


7 posted on 11/02/2012 12:36:44 PM PDT by rgboomers (This space purposely left blank)
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To: JoeDetweiler; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Joe Biteme.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 1:06:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: JoeDetweiler

They label the give “it” up for Putin ad but they ignored 2012’s Democrat knockoff of the commie ad “Make your first time with Obama” ad.


9 posted on 11/02/2012 1:12:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I want a Planned Presidency. I don’t want to be punished with a mistake of Obama/Biden’s re-election.


10 posted on 11/02/2012 1:13:06 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama killed Gadaffi. How's that working out these days?)
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To: JoeDetweiler

They say the pun is the lowest form of humor, but I contend trying to make fun of someone’s name is much lower. This may be because I greatly enjoy puns. :)

Well, some puns.

When I meet someone with an unusual name or one that is easily punned on, I often have to remind myself that I’m pretty darn unlikely to come up with a take on the name they haven’t heard 100 times.


11 posted on 11/02/2012 1:54:26 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: JoeDetweiler
FTA: "Laughing at a candidate's name used to be the strategy of one of the most successful commercial makers in history. Now it's the strategy of Free Republic."

If I recall correctly, it is the strategy of the Obama campaign.

Maybe I just have Romnesia.

12 posted on 11/02/2012 2:36:20 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (Are we nearing the end of the Obamanation?)
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To: JoeDetweiler
These two beats them all
2008 ad that didn't get aproved but was made professionally for the campagin:
The Salute

2012 that did:
Lena Dunham Sexy Ad

13 posted on 11/02/2012 2:46:06 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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