Herman Cain’s Sick of Stimulus web commercials are now a trilogy. He kills a goldfish in the first one, a bunny in the second, and a farmer in the third (above). All of them are narrated by a grim-visaged gothic child. As sunny as he appeared in the campaign–what with his bursting into song and cracking wise about 999–these commercials are all about rage.
I went to the Sick of Stimulus website to see what his program is, but all I saw were links to the commercials, a handful of comments, an opportunity to vote on ideas for future commercials from a menu that includes “sick of Debt”, “Obamacare,” “Spending,” “Big Government,” “Unemployment,” “Regulations,” “Rhetoric,” “Smears,” and “Gas Prices”–and of course a button to push to make donations.
Since we can’t vote for Cain, all we can do, I guess, is pay him to indulge our sense of indignation. But these ads are really creepy and not in a way that is campy or amusing. As profilers are wont to say on TV crime shows, “He appears to be devolving.”
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