03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Campaign AdWatch: John McCain In Xanadu

What exactly is this video? The opening credits for the new season of Dr. Who? The new Moby video? No, my friends, 'tis the latest advertisement from Senator and presidential hopeful John McCain. Bet you never in a million years thought you'd see a spot like this from McCain -- and not simply because it awkwardly reminds you how he's barely outlived Winston Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt. No, this spot straight up trips balls -- packed with weird, Carl Sagany images and odd montages, it's clear that John McCain is confident enough in his national security bona fides that he can broadly suggest that when the phone rings at 3AM in his White House, it will be answered by his Ecstacy dealer. John McCain has come back from the future to save Philip Glass from the Terminators!

One thing's for sure: he's meeting you halfway, hippies!