Monday, July 30, 2007

Continuing the Campaign Commercial Theme...

I saw this last month, but since he’s still in the race I figure it’s still somewhat relevant. Senator Mike Gravel has a couple of campaign commercials posted on YouTube that are…um…quizzical, to say the least.
Here’s the first;

And here’s the second;

If you’re looking for an explanation, you’re in luck, has the answers.
Apparently the point of the first one “is not the rock but the ripples it leaves in the water," They represent what he hopes to accomplish “as an ordinary citizen who’s trying to make a difference by doing something and it causes ripples in society.”

And the second one; “Branches are what people acquire in the way of wisdom,” he said. “And then he reaches down and acquires a little more experience, a little more wisdom. Reaches down, picks up a little more wisdom. And then goes out and starts a fire.”
“What does a fire represent?” Gravel asked rhetorically. “Fire represents light, heat, warmth. It’s the sustenance of life.”

Sunday, July 29, 2007

A Good Way to Pass Some Time

I'll use the first post to point you to a great place to spend a little time while seeing the evolution of presidential campaigning over the last 55 years or so. The Living Room Candidate, an online exhibition of the American Museum of the Moving Image, has streaming video of every campaign television commercial ever, so there’s a little bit of something for everybody.