POLITICS
05/23/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Campaign AdWatch: 2013, A Spaced Odyssey

John McCain's new ad takes a bold look into the future of America, where stentorian voice-over narrators grimly announce the major accomplishments of the McCain administration over a trippy PowerPoint presentation.

"THE YEAR: 2013. The Middle East: STABILIZED. Nuclear terror threat: REDUCED. Border security: STRENGTHENED. Energy independence: ADVANCED. Wasteful spending: REFORMED." And blah, blah, blah.

McCain obviously wants to suggest that his presidency will yield an abundance of good. But where's the vision? This is the year 2013 we're talking about! Why not: "Rebellion of the Mole People: QUELLED. Cylon army: DEFEATED. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: ENCASED IN POLAR ICE. Dharma Initiative: UNDERSTOOD. Delicious new recipe for tiramisu: SERVED." If you are going to make a bold set of promises about the future, you might as well go crazy. It's not as if anyone believes you!

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