Skip to comments.In Ad, James Carville Hawks Miracle Whip
Posted on 02/25/2011 8:11:54 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
No, your eyes were not mistaking you: That really was political guru James Carville hawking Miracle Whip in a television commercial.
The spot part of the company's "We're Not For Everyone" campaign features Carville and others expressing either their love or hate for the spread. The commercials debuted this week.
Amy Sedaris is a fan. Jersey Shore star Pauly D is not. As for Carville? He's in the pro-Miracle Whip category.
"If you've got these fancy, dancy mustards and stuff like that, that's kind of an elite thing," says Carville. "Miracle Whip is America."
It's funny that Carville appears in an ad featuring dueling sides of a debate, since the outspoken Democratic political strategis is married to Republican strategist Mary Matalin.
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This bizarre looking character should be in prison along with the other Clintonistas who obstructed justice, perjured themselves, and suborned perjury during and after the disgusting Clinton years.
Just to see his face endorsing something will preclude me from ever buying that product again.
I am still trying to figure out how these two co-exist.
It must be true love.
Saw the commercial a few nights ago and noted Carville. What I really found interesting was a commercial in which about half the people said they hated the product.
Serpent Head and Fake Mayo - perfect together.
Ongoing argument at the breakroom lunch table at work: Miracle Whip’s extra-sugar sweetness is for the immature, my side sez.
Miracle Whip!?! And he calls himself a Southerner? (shaking head in shock)
You think that’s bad, I’m watching Donald Trump, a potential Republican candidate for US President hawking matresses on TV. WTF Donald? Can you at least try to look presidential?
The only decent mayo is made in New Orleans!
I like the part were the red skull says “why this looks just like the stuff on a certain blue dress.”
For this, Carvile was paid with filthy capitalist dollars.
I thought real liberals never touch the stuff. But your typical liberal hypocrite loves those greenbacks.
Slightly off thread, but what is it about liberals and violent profanity-laden outbursts? Lots of it out of Wisconsin these days. Carvile’s good at those, too.
Now THAT would have been a commercial to watch!
Oh that stuff is so good.
Any other southern brands of stuff I should be buying?
at least James finally has an honest job...
Miracle Whip sucks
I do not like the stuff.
It’s Duke’s, isn’t it?
Sugar in Mayonnaise? Yuck. He must not work for Mrs. Obama,since he is adding unnecessary calories to his food. On second thought....
Any why buy mayonnaise if you get decent eggs? I love home made.
Definitions of hawk on the Web
clear the throat: clear mucus or food from one’s throat;
Putting Bat Boy’s daddy in anything advertising FOOD seems like a remarkably poor choice.
LOL! Donald Trump - presidential?!?!
“Miracle Whip is America.”
This from someone who openly seeks to destroy everything that is “traditionally American”.
For years I thought I hated mayo. Then, when I was 18, I was at a party where they had brought in subs from LaSpada’s in LBTS, FL. One bite and I was hooked. I wanted to know what the white stuff was, since it couldn’t be mayo. Of course, it was.
Seems in my family, growing up, Miracle Whip WAS mayo. Now mayo is one of the four food groups in my diet and I know to loathe Miracle Whip.
I can’t prove it, and while I would rather believe they actually married for love, I believe it’s a marriage of convenience for both of them because it makes them very unusual as political strategists/commentators and keeps attention on them. I have always had a feeling this was a way to keep at least one spotlight on them.
I don’t say it for fun or that I wish it, I just think it’s not natural to love a spouse that ardently opposes you on all major political (and thus, many moral) issues.
“buh dis’ ain’t dah same Miracle Whip dat mah ol’ boy Bill Clinton wuz tellin’ me ‘bout. Dat one comes wit ah leather bustier!”
Only slightly better than Miracle Drip.
Yes, Duke’s, please. Or home-made mayonnaise. But certainly not that Yankified glop full of God-alone-knows-what types of chemicals. If we Southerners are going to consume foodstuffs containing grease, we by-God want to have decent Christian grease! ;-)
I’ve never tried that one. There are regional brands of many fine foods all across America that are way better than many national brands.
Duke’s was introduced to me by a North Carolina friend. But being a damned Yankee, I still stick to Hellman’s.
I highly recommend Mayhaw Jelly!
Correct. No self respecting Southerner would use anything but Duke’s or Hellman’s REAL mayonnaise!
I have hated Miracle Whip since the 1960’s. I hate it more now.
We love Duke’s
Will have to give those a try! You rock!
But, but, I love Miracle Whip. I don’t care if Carville is endorsing it, I just can’t give it up. Mayonnaise just doesn’t do it for me on certain things.
“I love Miracle Whip. I dont care if Carville is endorsing it”
Sorry, but I can’t get past the fact that they’d have some POS like him endorse anything. He belongs in prison. He’s a lying, nasty piece of scum. And think of the well over 50% of the consumers that will be turned off by his just looking at his face and hearing that voice. Just a plain stupid move on their part.
Hellmann’s is good.
I’ll buy offbrand no name before I buy Miracle Whip. I won’t let a penny of mine go to the hate filled ranted devil looking, satan behaving, lying Carville.
I have never bought a jar of Miracle Whip and I am now quite confident I never will.
Then check out the uses for Miracle Whip on the Weird Al vid “Weasel Stomping Day”.
Then check out the uses for Miracle Whip on the Weird Al vid “Weasel Stomping Day”.
Hellman’s is okay. Miracle Whip is not. We are having a war in this family on the subject. I told my children that if they want Miracle Whip like some kind of liberal person from Wisconsin, then fine—they can go to the grocery store and buy it themselves with their own money, but I am not shelling out for that garbage.
I like a person who stands up for what they believe in. Brava! Stand strong.
Ick, those two things disgust me. Give me Hellmann’s any day!
I did too.. it wasn’t until I was in my early 20s that I actually tasted good mayo and was hooked. It’s now included in half of my sandwiches. Olive oil and spices are included in most of them (even with mayo).
I am now enjoying good mustard which I hated most of my life too.
First, the product differences. Hellman's is, of course, a mayonnaise. By law, it must contain 80% oil by volume.
Miracle Whip is labeled "salad dressing". By law, this product can be as little as 50% oil by volume -- though I believe Miracle Whip is about 65%.
About half the country prefers mayonnaise, the other half Miracle Whip -- and the preferences are highly regional.
This dichotomy goes back to the turn of the century (19th and 20th). J.L. Kraft had established a door-to-door retail cheese business in the Chicago area (his processed cheese didn't need refrigeration, it's now known as Velveeta). He began to look for more products he could peddle off his horse-drawn grocery carts. Miracle Whip was among the first of them.
The business was a success and Kraft began rolling out from Chicago, establishing distribution networks in town-after-town. Eventually, he was covering most of the Midwest, the Southeast and Southwest.
At around the same time, Richard Hellman -- who ran a deli in New York City -- invented his mayonnaise recipe. He also began a horsedrawn grocery cart business that sold door-to-door. He, too, was successful and began expanding out from New York. Eventually, Hellman's covered the Northeast and the Atlantic seaboard all the way to Florida.
Meanwhile, out in the West, a company known as Best Foods developed a mayonnaise near-identical to Hellman's -- and began the same distribution process up and down the coast.
Consequently, whether you prefer Miracle Whip or mayonnaise is largely a function of where you were born and raised. In the packaged food business, there are Miracle Whip markets -- Midwest, from Pittsburgh west, Southeast, from the Georgia-Alabama line west and the Southwest. And there are mayonnaise markets -- the East and West coasts.
And they're defined by whose horse-drawn peddler carts got there fustest with the mostest...
Carville, being from Louisiana, would obviously be a Miracle Whip guy. As am I, being from Oklahoma.
We really don't like that advertised too much, would much prefer *West Mississippi*, *South Arkansas* or *East Texas* used as where he's from :^)