Skip to comments.Controversial new Santorum ad: “Welcome to Obamaville”
Posted on 03/23/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT by Nachum
Watch the spot first and try to guess which part has been flagged as controversial before you click here to check your answer. I knew hed get rapped for it the moment I saw the ad this morning, and if a dummy like me saw it coming, its hard to see how his ad team didnt. Or maybe, having consumed online political media voraciously for the past six years (burp), my sense of what gets them to perk up is simply better honed than Team Sweater Vests? Either way, heres their adamant denial that they were equating anyone with anyone else. No worries, guys: Our bipartisan debt bomb will get us before the Iranian bomb does.
Dave Weigel calls this Umbrage Bait designed to offend Team O and get them talking the (implied) charge. Maybe, but Im not sure how that moves Santorum one inch closer to the goal line of beating Romney.
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I like it.
Looks like a fine ad to me. Would have been nice if all the candidates and their superPAC’s had been on the air constantly with these sorts of spots attacking Hussein for the last 6 months.
Obamaville - Pottersville ...all the same
pretty good message....
Allahpundit jumped the shark years ago.
Controversial = Very Very Effective Ad!
Pretty good ad. If anyone thinks that these candidates aren’t going to be attacked for everthing they do, they must have lived in Obamaville too long.
Gonna be ugly for any Not Romney for here on out. GOP-e wants this race wrapped up.
This is a really good ad.
Looks like a great ad to me.
Must be tailored for a younger crowd,bored me.
Kind of like the song “Wastin’ away in Obamaville...”
If the left is angry with the ad, it is because it is a harsh attack on the Obama-messiah and not on the other Republicans.
I remember when just calling a politician a liberal was the kiss of death - liberal politicians squealed like stuck pigs when it was used. So of course the GOP obliged them by no longer using the term.
Obama is a jihadi sympathizing anti American socialist. Since there's nothing to lose and everything to gain, why not just tell the truth & the bleating MSM be damned?
If that is “controversial” they should see the ads I would be running in their location.
I was hoping it would showcase all of the Americans Obama has put out on the streets and in tent cities across the country-—that’s what “Obamaville” has always meant to me.
The left doesn’t like the truth.
It’s gonna take some hard hitting ads like this to run Obama out of the peoples house. His side is already doing much worse, and if the GOP-E thinks some Vanilla campaigning will get them any further than it did in 2008, well it’s already too late.
Made me think of “Life After People”
Imagery. Powerful. Subliminal. Back-White dichotomy. Obama portrayed in beginning as black raven, followed in rapid succession: by White people being marginalized, walked on, layed off, screwed over—and in the midst of it, told to shut up and powerlessly take it all in silence due to political correctness. There is a profound Black-White tension throughout this work. I think Cain’s guy Mark did this one. (The layoff notice in Latin was odd)...Brilliant, overall. I had been just thinking about one of these recently I dummied up in my head called : “Banana Republic”. Subliminal enough the drive bys could not easily charge you via the race card, but potent enough to get the coded message out to the screwed-over, and increasingly angry Majority in America that can be richly tapped into. Engineering a grassroots backlash. That is what 2012 should all be about...but the p*ssy Romney, like McCain, and the milquetoast RNC, will
NOT go there. And lose, accordingly.
Great ad. Would have liked to have seen a pic of Rick at the end though.
A true liberal would scream “racist” as soon as they saw the black bird in the ad’s opening seconds.
If lib moonbats say something is “controversial” it is good.
I loved it, but I didn’t even see the Obama appearance until it was pointed out. Maybe that was intentional.
Yeah-it’s always been a mystery to me why Michelle Malkin took him on.
I’m guessing it’s because he had some hot ,popular blog commentary following 9-11.
I wouldn’t even classify the guy as a conservative.
Ummm....did anyone else get a deja vu moment from Rosemary’s Baby movie ads? The baby in the cradle....
Finally someone has the balls to go after this marxist!
Finally someone has the balls to go after this marxist!
Because, allahpundit you ignorant d--bag, the race is against Obama. you remember him right? Probably heard his name a few times, running for the 'rat nomination? Nah maybe you haven't.
Good Lord deliver us from these fricking internet zombies.
It’s about time someone can came up with a good ad!! Now lets see a lot more of them all the way to election day!!
This sounds interesting
Brabender also explained that the ad is actually a trailer for an eight-part webisode series that will run on the Rick Santorum website in two weeks. Each episode takes some part of Obamas policies and shows how that would impact people two years down the road in 2014, he said.
electric-rascal on March 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Liked the visual of the guy aiming the gas nozzle at his head.
I give this ad a 6 or 7, and I’m a Santorum fan. I don’t like the rapid images, nor that it doesn’t personalize a single sympathetic figure throughout the ad. The nozzle to the head is over the top. A drooping head as the character hands over $100 for gas would be compelling instead of shocking.
This ad is almost there, but needs work. Bob
I have no idea why it is “controversial”.
Reminds me, in potential impact, of this.