21 September 2010

I saw the pictures and I thought...

...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.

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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."

"Good job, idiots."
I understand Warren Kinsella is currently trumpeting the ads as a stroke of genius.

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.

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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.


8 comments:

Lance said...

Appealing to the Italian demographic by making an ad featuring the strongest negative sterotype about Italian people and applying to the candidate. Good job, idiots.

This is the type of negative ad you would expect to see when a desperate politician wants to demonize his oppponent, let alone to make one about himself. And it cost $100,000 for this? Whoever the brainwave is in Rossi's camp that is responsible for this farce should have his ass fired.

Neo Conservative said...

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well... the title for this one should be... "kicking your own ass in canadian politics".

and the "strongest negative stereotype", lance?

try clicking on the rossi picture in the post.

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oh, nonny... it's not enough you let your raging ocd get the better of you at this post?

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you're gonna start it up over here as well?

trust me, dumbstick... you're the only one basking in the light of your imaginary genius.

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Lance said...

and the "strongest negative stereotype", lance? try clicking on the rossi picture in the post.

LMAO a dead ringer.

Neo Conservative said...

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"lance says... LMAO a dead ringer."

i know, the resemblance is freakin' startling.

so much so... ya really gotta wonder if the mobster ad campaign was actually "plan b".

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JA Goneaux said...

Well, like the Black Knight in Monty Python's "Holy Grail", Kinsella is claiming victory.

Um, Warren, I know I'm not a political genius like you say you are, but when people are laughing at you...it ain't the kind of good publicity that is the "any kind of publicity is good publicity".

Neo Conservative said...

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"jag says... Kinsella is claiming victory."

that, of course, is what he does best. unfortunately... that might be a little premature.

hey, warren... what say we wait until the actual votes are counted before we celebrate your self-proclaimed genius.

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