Counterattack Ad…

John McCain took a break from barracking Obama yesterday, and released a supposedly magnanimous ad congratulating the Senator on his nomination “on this historic day.”
McCain normally sounds fairly genuine in his straight-talking gaff-prone way. This ad however is about as insincere as they come.

There is a superbly simple home made “counterattack” on Youtube which pure satire.
Slowing McCain’s voice, adding sound effects and using some basic filters, it gets its point across brilliantly.
I know, it’s hardly the apex of originality, but because of the rather disturbing undertones of the original ad, it works so well by emphasizing what is already there. Or to put it better, it’s funny because it’s true!

The last line is particularly amusing, in a disturbingly ageist sort of way.
Have a look – and please do tell me if you didn’t laugh at all!

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5 Responses to “Counterattack Ad…”

  1. Adams Says:

    Err….. Is it just me, but… the point is? (Apart from an old man talks slowly)?

  2. poldraw Says:

    Oh you old political correct McCainite, you!
    It’s funny!
    Did you see the original one?!
    It emphasises beautifully the insincere and sinister undertones of that!

  3. Adams Says:

    I’ll take your word for it! But I think the original is so weird in itself, it needs no spoof.

  4. poldraw Says:

    Fair point.

  5. John Q Wagonwheel Says:

    And now the bloke’s picked a female running mate. There goes any chance she ever had of being taken as any more than a pawn. Perhaps Obama will attempt to top McCain’s move by crippling Biden and leaving him in a wheelchair.

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