This is the best political advert from the Senate elections currently taking place in the USA.
It’s set in 2030 and features a Chinese lecturer teaching his students about why great nations fail; the underlying message is that Democrat spending plans will make the USA a slave to China in the very near future.
The production values are incredibly high, the narrative is clear and concise and the message brings to life a fear that will be prevalent amongst a huge number of swing voters.
British Artist Anthony Burrill and Belgian creative agency Happiness Brusselsto have created a series of posters printed using the crude oil that was washed up on the beaches of Louisiana during BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The words ‘Oil & Water’ are printed in a golden oil colour while below a stylised waterline, the oil-based paint is used to shape the words ‘Do Not Mix’ out of the neutral background of the poster.
It’s a great concept and the execution of the posters is stunning. The posters will be available to buy, with profits going to the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.
A nicely balanced ppb from the Tories. It follows a fairly standard format – assessment of what went wrong, justification of steps taken thus far and concluding with ambitions for the future.
Cameron’s performance is statesmanlike and confident. The soundtrack brings the film to a nice crescendo, before the end frame – featuring a suitably stoic call to action ‘together in the national interest’ – draws things to a close.
I somehow managed to miss the release of this video by climate change campaign organisation 10:10. The video, unsurprisingly, caused a real stir (read full details here).
I can understand why it upset some people. Having said that, I found it hilarious.
A Brazilian clown named ‘Grumpy’ (AKA Francisco Oliveira Silva) has won a seat in Brazil’s Congressional elections. He gained 1.3 million votes, making him the most popular candidate nationwide by a significant margin.
His adverts, one of which is featured above, carried slogans such as: “It can’t get any worse.”
If reports are to be believed, Grumpy cannot read or write, but his juggling-whilst-unicycling act is meant to be hilarious.
Christine O’Donnell – a member of the Tea Party movement, who recently ousted the Republican establishments’ preferred candidate in the Delware Senate Republic Primary – has released an advert which opens with the phrase “I’m not a witch”.
The reason being that back in 1999 she took part in an interview in which she revealed that she dabbled in witch-craft as youngster.
Whilst the opening statement is surprising and amusing, the end line which she uses – “I’m You” is incredibly powerful and one which is likely to resonate with the huge numbers of Republicans and wavering voters who feel disenfranchised by Washington.