This has to be the most bizarre campaign ad I’ve ever seen. Driving home tonight I listened to Mark Levin describe it at length and I had to see it for myself. Levin said the ad equated voting for Obama to having sex for the first time. He was right. This is not only demeaning to women, but to the institution of the presidency. For the second time this week I’m speechless:
Update: (h/t TT) Allahpundit puts the ad into prespective:
This clip is essentially the video version of an entry from Dave Eggers’s “90 Days, 90 Reasons” site, in which poorly informed celebrities fumble for the words to express their admiration for a guy who continued most of the things they hated about Bush’s counterterrorism policy and who jerked them around for years on one of their most dearly held issues. (Gay marriage, which The One has publicly supported for less than six months, is duly mentioned here as a core reason for young liberals to prefer him to the ogrish Republican.) The most striking thing about it isn’t the lame virginity gag, which feels stale after 10 seconds (only 53 more to go!), but the precision with which they’re trying to reach their target demographic. If you know who Lena Dunham is, you know exactly who they’re after. Despite her age and short career, she’s already attained cultural-stereotype status; if your re-election depended on turning out progressive college-aged women, she’s unquestionably the spokes-hipster you’d want to liaise. So here’s her pitch to the feminists of tomorrow: Vote for Barack because he cynically lied about gay marriage to get elected four years ago and pretends to have brought the troops home from America even though it was actually Bush who was chiefly responsible for that. You want a guy who’s honest to be your “first,” wink wink, right, ladies?