The most bizarre political ad--ever


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samtechlan
June 15, 2007, 11:16 PM
Dem presidential candidate and former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel. It' either a Zen kind of thing or the man is ready to be committed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rZdAB4V_j8

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Car Knocker
June 15, 2007, 11:26 PM
No lies were told in the making of this ad.

Elza
June 15, 2007, 11:40 PM
Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot, over! :what::confused::eek:

Phaetos
June 16, 2007, 01:03 AM
Did you see the other ones? He sits and stares at a fire for 7 minutes, with some kind of foghorn thing going on.

thegriz
June 16, 2007, 01:07 AM
This video and all the praise it receives just proves that our country is intellectually bankrupt. Pseudo-wisdom and pseudo-intellect is what people are hungry for. Show them the real thing and they lose their appetite right away.:barf:

Molon Labe
June 16, 2007, 01:10 AM
Wish he would have jumped in the water instead:

http://www.gravel2008.us/issues
While Senator Gravel fully supports the 2nd Amendment, he believes that fundamental change must take place with regards to gun ownership. The senator advocates a licensing program where a potential gun owner must be licensed as well as properly trained with a firearm before they may own one.

MrRezister
June 16, 2007, 01:23 AM
While Senator Gravel fully supports the 2nd Amendment, he believes that fundamental change must take place with regards to gun ownership. The senator advocates a licensing program where a potential gun owner must be licensed as well as properly trained with a firearm before they may own one.

Everyone knows that putting two mutually exclusive ideas together in the same thought isn't contradictory or dishonest. It's nuanced.

obxned
June 16, 2007, 01:23 AM
Wish the other Dems would go with this style, especially that one that rides a broom.

Prince Yamato
June 16, 2007, 01:40 AM
:barf:

Durruti
June 16, 2007, 09:03 AM
Can anyone point to evidence that this is actually Gravel, not just a guy who looks an awful lot like him? The "gravel2008.us" present in the second half looks fairly amateurish.

Or maybe his campaign chose a strange way to get more name recognition.

:confused:

Titan6
June 16, 2007, 09:09 AM
''These people scare me.... they really scare'' -Mike Gravel

stevelyn
June 17, 2007, 04:17 AM
He needs to be committed.

I'm ashamed to admit he was ever an Alaskan and even more ashamed he ever (self) served in govt.

He's in a good place where he is now.

JohnL2
June 17, 2007, 09:28 AM
Maybe he's going for a performance art career if the presidential run doesn't work out?

GoSlash27
June 17, 2007, 09:44 AM
I love this comment"
This reminds me of "The Ring" video. If you watch it, 7 days later Mike Gravel will kill you!
:what:

alucard0822
June 17, 2007, 10:49 AM
With the recent sucess of Al Gore's documentary proving once and for all that people will buy into anything, all politicians are jumping on the impressionalist bandwagon. This ad was very Andy Warhol-esque, note the silence in the first portion leaving the viewer begging for an answer to a question that has not yet been asked, similar to the technique used by great orators such as Adolph Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The calm walk down the path, meant to symbolize the journey that we face together, the removal of the rock, a long time symbol of an obstruction to one's goal, and in doing so saving some poor jogger from the pain and humiliation af a stubbed toe. By casting the rock into the water, (a metaphor of the freudian subconcious) proves that we can overcome adversity, but at a price.

In the second peice we join Mr. Gravel in a quest through a dense wood, a journey if you will, fraught with obstacles, yet retaining nuances of our modern world as symbolized by the train or boat's horn. Fire has been used by the ancient celtic civilization to symbolize a challenge, smoke that will clense, in turn one casts the psycological irons that bind their free spirit into the flames and like the phoenix arise anew from the ashes. It also reminds us of campfires where trust is built and bonds between men are made, perhaps some tasty smores too.

I encourage everyone to satisfy their inner liberal by making some long winded and complicated reason why something isn't crap. To most these political ads baffle and confuse, maybe even to some they are indeed crap, but I think I have shown what happens when one lacks both sleep and coffee and attempts to polish a terd in the name of fun:D


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zoom6zoom
June 17, 2007, 01:30 PM
No lies were told in the making of this ad.

...because his lips weren't moving.

Car Knocker
June 17, 2007, 01:47 PM
...because his lips weren't moving.
Glad you caught that! :D

FieroCDSP
June 17, 2007, 01:56 PM
Imagine how many creatures he just killed by putting that rock in the lake. Sick!, PETA, Sick. Good dog. (arf)

Kim
June 17, 2007, 02:30 PM
I just watched Ralph Nader on C-span say this guy and Kuchinich(sp) are the one everyone should listen to. Everthing out of his mouth was anti-corporation crap. Good Grief.

El Tejon
June 17, 2007, 07:02 PM
Is the point that it is terribly boring in Alaska or that he has nothing to say and he is an empty-headed socialist utopian?

vis--vis
June 17, 2007, 07:04 PM
haha. A politician with nothing to say. Impressive.

Cannonball888
June 17, 2007, 07:59 PM
I want 2 minutes and 51 seconds of my life back.

jselvy
June 17, 2007, 08:11 PM
The ad certainly did the job. We are talking about him. Hell I had never heard about him until now.

Jefferson

stevelyn
June 18, 2007, 04:08 AM
El Tejon,

He's an empty headed socialist, utopian. Although folks do get bored here too, but it normally doesn't turn them into babbling idiots, only misdemeanants.:D

With the recent success of Al Gore's crockumentary.............

There fixed it for you. Documentaries are factual.

helpless
June 18, 2007, 04:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRwizmuCnOw&mode=related&search=

Cosmoline
June 18, 2007, 07:05 AM
He hasn't been an Alaskan for 25 years or more. He lives over in Virginia.

Autolycus
June 18, 2007, 07:50 AM
Even though he didnt tell me anything about his beliefs I feel he is a safer bet than Fred Thompson or any of the other Republicans or Democrats. Well except for Ron Paul.

71Commander
June 18, 2007, 09:13 AM
Well as much as I dislike RP, he's still better than ANY democrat.

Titan6
June 18, 2007, 12:16 PM
For all you people that did not think it was him or a fake:

Here's what Press Secretary Shaun Alexander Colvin, said:

"Its a personal statement rather than a usual political statement that you get from candidates. This message and this candidate are not just about rhetoric and promises or about being verbose. It's about a candidate looking you in the eye. Hes laying himself out, exposing himself, showing who he is." "Hes a man wholl look you in the eye. He couldve been standing in the park making political statements and promises and such, and hes doing just the opposite. His message is out there. Hes articulated it for a year. Hes standing by his word. And giving you a chance to see who he is.

"The senator has very much an artistic spirit."

http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2007/06/15/227051.aspx

It is official. Tommy Thompson is no longer the strangest candidate in the race.

alucard0822
June 18, 2007, 12:25 PM
Wow:what: I was joking yesterday, but this guy is serious, apparently I wasn't the only one trying to polish a terd

ArmedBear
June 18, 2007, 12:49 PM
I was driving to work the other day and flipping stations.

Laura Ingraham was interviewing Mike Gravel. I just had to leave the radio tuned.

He sounded like he was high or something.

Funniest, though, he thought he was on the Dr. Laura show. Or at least it seemed he did. It was unclear, when you listened to him, exactly WHAT he was saying sometimes.

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