...these guys just missed a really, really powerful campaign slogan...
I like that ol' Rocco has a sense of humour and is "incredibly proud of his Italian heritage"... I just think he didn't take it far enough, 'cos with a mug like that, he could've gone with...
"Rocco Rossi: he'll make sure the trains run on time"...I'm not so sure though... he's sending the right message about fiscal responsibility...
"His campaign said they would spend at least $100,000 on the ad campaign." --I'm just afraid to actually bring it up with him... in case he sends "Walnuts" Kinsella to make me an offer I can't refuse.
FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Appealing to the Italian demographic by making an ad featuring the strongest negative stereotype about Italian people and applying it to the candidate."I understand Warren Kinsella is currently trumpeting the ads as a stroke of genius.
"Good job, idiots."
Hmmm, here's a thought... try imagine the furore & outrage in the left-o-sphere if someone from the Ford campaign had made even the slightest inference about Rossi being associated with the mob.
Yeah... I know.
LAST WORD: Moody loners with laptops
Much of the column is composed of a sort of reverie in which Mallick describes this hypothetical drunken episode.
She gets back to Ford in the last few paragraphs, but it feels tacked on.