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Obama Campaign Preempts Paul Ryan Speech with 'Vintage' Ad Showcasing a Scary, 'Out of Step' Candidate: VIDEO


A new ad from the Obama campaign made in a vintage newsreel style showcases Paul Ryan ahead of his Wednesday night speech at the Republican National Convention as a candidate dangerous to women, Medicare, and the middle class:

The video includes clips of journalists and political analysts claiming that Ryan’s budget would “end Medicare as we know it” and says it would provide tax cuts for the “nation’s millionaires and billionaires.”

“What’s perhaps most important for the American public to understand are Paul Ryan’s views toward women,” the ad continues, hitting Ryan for “sponsoring anti-abortion legislation that used the term 'forcible rape' ” and for moving to cut funding for Planned Parenthood.


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  1. I had when ads are over-produced, but the sentiments here are all accurate.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Aug 29, 2012 11:18:49 AM

  2. oh who cares. this is a gay blog, not Politico. more pics of hot jocks instead of every obama ad released.


    Posted by: Jason | Aug 29, 2012 11:20:20 AM

  3. Too "clever" by half.

    Posted by: solice | Aug 29, 2012 11:24:26 AM

  4. I love it! But, of course, I'm old enough to remember "Movietone" newsreels. This ad will resonate with older voters and should really have hit more heavily on the Ryan/Romney plan for Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Still, it's a clever and well produced ad.

    Posted by: Bob R | Aug 29, 2012 11:40:02 AM

  5. "Hope and Change" has been replaced by "Boo!"
    When the economy stinks, you get fired. Period. It don't matter how pretty you are.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Aug 29, 2012 11:41:25 AM

  6. Whatever Jason! As if pics of hot jocks is the ONLY thing gay guys need to get trhough the day? Like we wouldn't be interested in politics too, especially given all of the important issues that gay people have an interest in this election cycle.

    BTW, you STILL haven't answered my question about why you think Playboy should be promoting male bi-sexuality?

    Posted by: GABE | Aug 29, 2012 11:58:54 AM

  7. It should promote male bisexuality because then my straight buds won't think it's totally gay when I beg to suck their c**ks.

    Posted by: jason | Aug 29, 2012 12:03:36 PM

  8. @jason
    you're got friends?

    Posted by: alguien | Aug 29, 2012 12:12:54 PM

  9. Marla Hooch! HOOCH! Whatta hitter!

    Posted by: Joe | Aug 29, 2012 12:15:27 PM

  10. Also, Jason is a troll. Seriously? Wow you are just pathetic.

    Posted by: Joe | Aug 29, 2012 12:16:03 PM

  11. I like it. It is easy to understand and it is different from every political ad out there. The flickering catches your attention and the message is heard. The shots of the early 20th century make you realize we could go back there with a Romney Ryan win.

    Posted by: trees | Aug 29, 2012 12:42:34 PM

  12. @marcus

    then we should be firing all the republicans in the House. THEY are the ones that blocked any effort to improve our economy solely to blame the president in this election.

    We have a president who signs legislation passed by congress, not a dictator that rules by fiat.

    Posted by: qj201 | Aug 29, 2012 1:00:13 PM

  13. I don't see anything wrong with an ad that's entertaining while being informative. In fact, I think that's the kind of thing that might cut thru the clutter. It's well-produced and cute with a point to the cuteness. And scary. And brilliant.

    Posted by: Zlick | Aug 29, 2012 1:10:40 PM

  14. markus

    yet the polls show 63% of the population still blames Bush for the economy, not Obama

    while the polls also show the republican house has the lowest approval ratings in the entire history of the US because the population knows who is stalling any help for the economy

    :-P have a nice day

    Posted by: say what | Aug 29, 2012 2:41:52 PM

  15. It is clear that Jason, whom I almost never agree with, didn't post both of the above comments. Those who post contradictory or evil comments in someone elses name should be ashamed of themselves for their childish behavior.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 29, 2012 10:15:37 PM

  16. Even the strap hears aspects of auto- motive design, with a tire-tread interior that allows air to circulate next to the skin.

    Posted by: swiss watch | Aug 31, 2012 4:49:07 AM

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