8 Ridiculous Political Ads From The 2008 Presidential Race

by Ian MacKenzie Sep 5, 2008
Here’s our picks for most ridiculous political ads (so far) from the 2008 campaign trail.

If there’s one thing I love about politics, it’s the political ads.

Basically you get to distill complex policy decisions into 25-60 second advertisements that will, in all likelihood, be riddled with leaps of logic and poorly constructed arguments.

But hey, it’s television right? Here’s 8 of the most ridiculous political ads we’ve seen so far from the 2008 presidential race.

1. John McCain – Obama The Celebrity

What does Obama have in common with Britney Spears and Paris Hilton? According to this ad, none of them are ready to lead. So it makes sense to put them all together in a political ad.

2. Hillary Clinton – If You Can’t Stand The Heat

The stock market crash. Pearl Harbour. The Cold War. No Gas. Osama Bin Laden. Judging by the onslaught of imagery, you’d think you’re about to watch a documentary on 20th century history. Instead, you get Hillary Clinton.

3. John McCain – Obama Is The One

Another attack on Obama that bizarrely seems to highlight his leadership as “the one.” Oh yes, and there’s Moses.

4. Hillary Clinton – Jack Nicholson Approved

Speaking of movies, Jack Nicholson decided to announce his support for Hillary with an ad highlighting scenes from his distinguished career. Unfortunately, the only thing you come away with is how old Jack looks at the end of the segment.

5. Mike Huckabee – Chuck Norris Approved

A classic. Chuck Norris doesn’t endorse…he tells America how it’s gonna be.

6. John McCain – Obama And Change

Obama wants change. Change apparently means putting your head on the Statue of Liberty? This will leave you scratching your head.

7. John McCain – The Mccain Girls

True, this isn’t a political ad endorsed by any candidate, but it’s too amazing for words. This is why the Internet was invented.

8. Barack Obama – I Got A Crush On Obama

Not to be left out, Obama fans also want to share their love with the world.

Any ridiculous political ads I missed? Share your picks in the comments!

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