Monday, October 26, 2009

Opposing views

A week ago I saw a YouTube video featuring Will Ferrell and a bunch of other celebrities. I don't begrudge them their right to speak their minds, and honestly, I was dismayed by how good the video was (I was dismayed as well to see Jon Hamm, aka Don Draper, look so sweaty in the first five seconds):



I hoped a counter to the video would be produced, and one was:



They're both great spots and certainly get their points across but I can't help but wonder why conservatives aren't in the forefront of these kinds of creative ads? Sure seems like conservatives discount the effectiveness of humor.

When conservatives produce copy-cat spots, no matter how well-produced or well-written, it's lame. We need to be leaders, not imitators.