We're still about a year away from the first caucuses and primaries of the upcoming presidential campaign season, but in New Hampshire, begun these 2012 campaign ad air wars have!
During the off-year election, a season of hilarious campaign spots began with Carly Fiorina's "Demon Sheep" ad. Sure, it wasn't ultimately all that effective. And it strangely equated fiscal conservatives with sheep, which was pretty shortsighted. But it set a high bar for a campaign season that produced many, many wonderful commercials.
So who's setting the tone for the 2012 season? Andy Martin, the "king of the birthers!" Well, great:
Martin's considerable delusions do not end with his birtherism. Amelia Chassé of the NH Journal reports that in a prepared statement, Martin said that his ad was going to be a "game changer" that will "initiate a process of undermining and delegitimizing Barack Obama" and potentially "bring Hillary Clinton back into presidential politics." (Birthers pretty much consistently believe that the next move they make will "initiate" this "process," even when their next move is simply repeating their previous moves.
"I think the ad is that good. Many think it is the most 'Reaganesque' ad they have seen since The Gipper's own commercials. The ad certainly will not hurt my claim that I am the candidate who is most capable of duplicating the Reagan Revolution. That's why I call my campaign the 'New Ronald Reagan Revolution,'" he continued.
In related news, the ad also doesn't bolster Martin's claim that he is "the candidate who is most capable of duplicating the Reagan Revolution."
Hopefully, forthcoming 2012 campaign ads will exceed this standard. Otherwise it is going to be a long two years.