Skip to comments.The 5 Craziest Presidential Ads of All Time
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."
(Excerpt) Read more at cracked.com ...
Sounds like the name of a (gay) porno star...
To understand the first one you had to have heard Stan Freberg’s classic John and Marsh bit.
I can’t figure this one out at all. Maybe I need to start drinking again... Nah.
Funny. Now I remember my parents telling me about the Agnew Laughing ad. Had totally forgotten. Actually it was pretty good.
Sprio Agnew may have had a funny sounding name, but he was certainly correct concerning the, “Nattering nabobs of negativism.”.
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.
I want a Planned Presidency. I don’t want to be punished with a mistake of Obama/Biden’s re-election.
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.
If I recall correctly, it is the strategy of the Obama campaign.
Maybe I just have Romnesia.
2012 that did:
Lena Dunham Sexy Ad
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