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Obama’s First Ad Flops

The Obama campaign has released its first commercial.

It’s a disaster. Have a look.

First of all what is this thing about exactly?

It starts out as a defense of President Obama’s backing of Solyndra, the solar panel maker that the president celebrated as an emblem of the future but which inconveniently went belly up and which may have benefited from having friends in high places.

But then the ad broadens into a general defense of Obama’s ethics. And then it becomes about his energy policy.

Campaign ads need to be tightly focused. This is way to much information for a viewer to absorb in 30 seconds. The thing is all over the place. Sloppy.

And who is talking about Solyndra anyway right now? Why would the Obama campaign want to remind everybody? Just because there’s some attack ad floating around? Let if float away. This defensiveness only raises suspicions.

What’s more, Obama himself has not really been linked to the scandal. It’s been consigned to mid-level people within the administration. Until this ad.

Notice also how the scary sounding tone of voice doesn’t change much even as Obama’s face appears up on the screen, while the words “Obama” and “ethics” both pop out at you from the screen. Honestly, I thought he’d done something wrong!

And the quote on the screen crediting him with having an “unprecedented” record on ethics. Notice it’s dated April 28, 2009. He had only been in office for three months! A little soon to rate his ethics record.

Meanwhile, the ad begins to brighten up as we see a nice lady pumping gasoline. So is oil a good thing?

And really, if you’re going to tout Obama’s record on energy, why in the wake of Solyndra would you show him surrounded with solar panels? Put him in an electric vehicle or something.

Although with this type of talent putting together his commercials, they’d probably put him in the electric vehicle he favors above all – a golf cart.

Let me know what you think about the ad.

18 thoughts on “Obama’s First Ad Flops”

  1. That’s pretty good. Put him in an electric vehicle. They probably wanted to but with the way those things are bursting into flames he’s more than likely scared to death to get anywhere near one.

    1. Also, gas prices up 100% since this clown moved into 1600 Penn Ave as well. Gas was 1.79 average when he took office. Great energy policy to be sure Barry!

  2. The first element in building a great spot is you must have something with which to work; you can’t construct anything without a foundation.
    Or as it is attributed to one of BHO’s choice self-copmparisons:
    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
    Abraham Lincoln
    16th president of US (1809 – 1865)

  3. His media people have no concept of the issues the American people are concerned with — just like their boss. With all that traveling he does one would think he would get a clue, but he really doesn’t care. He is on a mission to divide and conquer.

  4. How strange to see an ad with the community organizer sitting in the Oval office! Upon closer observation, it was April 2009 – ’nuff said!

  5. Secret billionaires are saying that the facts aren’t “tethered” and those “facts” are claims of jobs created or the use of foreign oil is decreasing? Nobody knows what the heck his ethics are or exactly what it means.
    Maybe this is a stealth Repub ad.

  6. With solar/wind companies closing and laying people off all over the place, he may not want to bring this up. They just canceled two proposed wind farms up North of me.

  7. Well, I guess it was pretty ethical to wait until after the election to give those 2,000 Solyndra workers their pink slips and add to the unemployment numbers!
    And he sure is doing a lot to keep from relying on foreign oil by loaning money to Brazilian companies to look for oil for us!
    And stopping the drilling in the Gulf sure has helped us to be less dependent on foreign oil ~ O and put another 40,000 0r so workers on the unemplyment line!
    And saying no to the Keystone pipeline sure it helping solidify our dependence on OPEC and I guess the 20,000 + jobs from that won’t be helping anyone!
    And the commercial sucks ~ Thank God!

  8. Rawheadrex said it best. He hasn’t done anything so how do you run adds touting yourself? By this time in a presidency you should be able to point to specific things that you have done. He did obamacare. That’s it. And given its popularity i’m not surprised they’re not bringing it up. maybe they can point to all the waivers they’ve given…

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