Barack, Hillary, John….What The Hell Are You Guys Doing?

Now Canada has had it’s questionable political campaign TV spots.  I think everyone remembers the old Progressive Conservative Parties shot at Jean Chretien for what they saw as broken campaign promises that was called “Jean Chretien’s Red Book Boogie” and was played up like a corny CD Album advertisement.  How about Stockwell Day’s old spots that tried desperately to play him up as some sort of down home family values sort of guy and featured him ice skating on a lake with his wife and kids when to our horror the camera zoomed in right under his legs.  Well step aside Canada because once again the U.S has beaten you in showmanship.  Why do I say this….well let’s just say I’ve just witnessed what may be the corniest, cheesiest most desperate plea for votes in the history of modern national level politics.  And here it is:

The Candidates For President Take The Venue To Where It Really Matters.  That’ s Right, WWE Monday Night RAW On Pay Per View.  HROOOOOSH!

Do you smell what Barack is cookin’?  Will you call her Hilrod?  Are you a Mccainiac?  Does your brain hurt?

Honestly if this is what it looks like, all three candidates are appealing to wrestling fans for votes.  First of all I’m not sure how much the average wrestling fan cares about politics, nor do I believe they know or care who these people are.  Sure the odd one might, but really who are we kidding.  And this really couldn’t have come at a worse time when Hillary Clinton is under fire for not ceding the candidacy to Barack Obama and draggin out the election.  None of them really needed to do this.  If I were Mccain I would have sat back and watched Clinton and Obama do this spot and saved myself the embarassment.  Also, if I were Barack, I wouldn’t have gotten in on this either as now it makes it look like he has given in somewhat to taking campaign contributions from Vince McMahon or something and part of his platform is that he’s taken no contributions from powerful lobbying forces.  I consider WWE a pretty big company, so the question has to come up now.  Barack Obama, were you paid for this.  And Hillary most of all shouldn’t be involved because now it reflects bad on her that she is taking things even less seriously then some in her party already claim.

In the end this seems to do nothing to help, but everything to hurt each candidate and I have to dock points on each of them for getting involved in the most ridiculous political campaign stunt I have ever witnessed.  Seriously, when did poltics in the U.S decay from the level of gentleman jousting verbally in the venue of a televised debate on the issues, to making cheezy one liners on Monday Night RAW.  One may never know……

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5 Responses to “Barack, Hillary, John….What The Hell Are You Guys Doing?”


  1. 1 Ruki April 23, 2008 at 5:16 am

    Yeah, it makes you wonder…

    It did make me laugh though (unintentionally?).

  2. 2 The Animanachronism April 23, 2008 at 7:43 am

    Further proof that I shall never understand US politics.

  3. 3 Amuro1X April 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    Hey, making the assumption that wrestling fans aren’t interested in politics is a giant leap, but one thing is painfully clear: it’s not the proper venue to campaign. It’s absolutely silly.

  4. 4 tokmoh May 5, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Ahh, this is nothing compared to Malaysia’s. We have leaders who’d approach “mat rempit”, which is basically a group of motorcyclists who’d normally do dangerous stunts and illegal racing on public road, snatch thieves (even murder the victims who’d resist), drug addicts, etc.

    Imagine that. They’re giving a message that in Malaysia, if you’re a criminal, it’s all right if you vote for the ruling party. The result?

    The Opposition gained the biggest number of seats in the history, while the ruling party was merely lucky to have maintained their lead in the parliament, thus still forming the federal govt. But expect them to be wiped out in the next election.

  5. 5 Kaioshin Sama May 5, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    That’s a rather interesting story there. I just love it when political campaign organizers make stupid decisions that end up costing them elections.

    In Ontario the Progressive Conservative leader, John Tory, recently made a decision to announce that he was going to fund faith-based schools if voted in, which reminded taxpayer’s both of wasted dollars and George W. Bush, which is not a good combination. Needless to say his campaign smoldered and he didn’t even win his own seat in parliament. They let him keep the leadership of the party but just barely, and he is under threat even as we speak of a back bench uprising that would unseat him permenantly.

    That was such a stupid idea beyond all reason that it’s almost like he wanted to lose the election.


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