How do you know the precise moment when a campaign is over?
Could it be when it jumps the shark this badly?
Yes, Mussolini liked to cultivate the idea that he was married to all Italian women, too. Take the cult of personality thing far enough, and the statist leader not only becomes the National Father, he becomes the National Husband as well. Especially when the leader in question is a clinical narcissist.
Jim Geraghty has a great roundup of comments from various women (and some men) on this disgusting, pathetic ad.
The Worst Political Ad of the Cycle?
The Right Scoop summarizes a mind-bogglingly bad get-out-the-vote video from the Barack Obama campaign:
Talk about desperation. They’ve finally sunken to a new low trying to get the youth vote by comparing voting for the first time to having sex for the first time. “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You wanna do it with a great guy…”
Amanda Carpenter: “This ad, suggesting women should want to sleep with Obama, is disgusting.”
Dana Perino: “Who approved that new Obama campaign message? AND who pushed the video?”
Michelle Ray: “Between Julia and this new freaking ad, @BarackObama portrays women as giddy, helpless, impressionable morons.”
Biased Girl: “Is that what this administration thinks Real women are like?”
Kathryn Lopez: “It’s as if every day the Obama campaign gives me another reason to see how clearly we a new president – for the sake of our politics and our culture.”
Adrian Gray: “That Lena Dunham ad was a very risky move for any campaign. And even more surprising it was approved by the father of two girls.”
Liz Mair: “So voting for Obama is like losing your virginity? A dude cooked that one up, right? Because for us girls, that means you’re saying it’s painful.”
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