Saturday, March 1, 2008

Jack stumps for Hillary

Most political campaign ads are a dime a dozen: The obligatory pictures of the candidate at a parade or some other patriotic event, the flag, some kids, maybe a sunrise or some other horizon-sweeping shot, they are agonizingly irritating cookie cutter clones of one another.

... Except when they're not.

Enter this spot in support of Hillary Clinton by Jack Nicholson.

Talk about your creative ads! This one has it all!

I will say, though, that the line, "There's nothing on this earth sexier ... than a woman you have to salute in the morning," while perfect in its place in A Few Good Men, is awkward and gawky here. The whole ad is about the experience of a professional commander-in-chief, and then you get to the end, where that entire train of thought -- and feminism itself -- is forgotten, exchanged for a gratuitous, sexist remark.

It's really too bad, because the rest of the ad is genius -- one of the only truly original ideas we've seen this campaign season!

(Sorry, Obama Girl, if you don't vote, you don't count ... in more ways than one.)