Well, that’s a bit different than the usual from John W. McCain’s campaign. The ad makes fairly predictable parallels between McCain and Winston Churchill and Teddy Roosevelt. What’s more odd is that the general feel of the ad is a mix between Carl Sagan shots of the universe and Koyanniqatsi. That leads me to naturally wonder, what sort of hallucinogens does the McCain campaign think we should be taking when we watch this ad?
Here’s a preview of the next McCain ad, featuring “Little Fluffy Clouds” by The Orb, which would be great since McCain is from Arizona.
- Interviewer: “What were the skies like when you were young?”
- Rickie Lee Jones: “They went on forever – They – When I w- We lived in Arizona, and the skies always had little fluffy clouds in ’em, and, uh… they were long… and clear and… there were lots of stars at night. And, uh, when it would rain, it would all turn – it- They were beautiful, the most beautiful skies as a matter of fact. Um, the sunsets were purple and red and yellow and on fire, and the clouds would catch the colors everywhere. That’s uh, neat cause I used to look at them all the time, when I was little. You don’t see that. You might still see them in the desert.”
Seriously, McCain’s ad people might be high. Someone should check.