R-rated commercial (R for Republican)
Jessica McBride says it's been called the most insane political ad ever. Says McBride:
The ad, by Republican Paul Nelson, attacks Democrat incumbent Congressman Ron Kind.Insane may not be the right word. Bizarre, perhaps. You have to wonder where the Republicans recruit their candidates.
It manages to mention Vietnamese prostitutes, Aleutian Indian transgenders, spending money on sex (research), masturbation habits of men, and teenage girls watching pornographic movies with probes attached to their genitalia - All in 60 seconds.
Watch it. Die of laughter.
The "I am Paul Nelson and I approve of this message line" has greater meaning in this ad, doesn't it?
Incidentally, Nelson is the guy who caused a media kerfluffle by proposing that all Muslim males be searched at airports.
You also have to wonder how many Republicans will vote for this fruitcake, just because there's an R next to his name.
McBride, you may recall, derided Democrats who voted for some fringe candidates in the September primary, including a Dem who challenged Congressman Ron Kind. None of the candidates she mentioned even came close to winning.
Paul Nelson, on the other hand, was unopposed in the primary and got 22,170 Republican votes.
UPDATE: An alert reader, Soy Chingon, says: This is a revamping of an almost identical ad from a North Carolina race. Analysis can be found here.
UPDATE 2: Michael Mathias finds more bizarre Nelson spots.
UPDATE 3: A week after this post, the spot lands on the front page of the Journal Sentinel. Turns out the spot has online "run" online, but for a $5000 investment it's certainly gotten a lot of free publicity. Maybe Nelson's crazy like a fox.