It is clear that both parties are listening to the polls and focusing on jobs and the economy prior to the looming 2010 midterm election. Especially, since this week marks the one-year anniversary of the “Stimulus Package” and one of the bitterest political battles in recent memory.
The Los Angeles Times sums the anniversary by saying, “one year after launching the largest federal economic stimulus program in American history, a fiercely partisan political battle continued to rage over its effectiveness even as fresh data showed the economy continuing to make a gradual, if halting recovery.”
Both parties are hoping their claims will garner support from the American people before November and have resorted to making their cases in a satirical way.
Recent online ads from both political parties deserve some attention for their sheer satirical and pointed attacks of the other party. Often times, political campaigns and parties forget the "punch line" in their attempts at satire in advertising, but I think both of these ads achieve their goal.
Let me know if you think the ads are funny.
They first ad is from the National Republican Senatorial Committee that mimics the successful Google Super Bowl advertisement.
The second ad is from the Democrats on the House Labor and Education Committee with their rendition of an iPhone commercial using the popular phrase “there’s an app for that” for their theme.
I think both parody ads highlight the claims of their respective party – so I must ask – who had the best ad?