12 of the Weirdest Campaign Ads Ever
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9. Herman Cain's Crush Videos
"Crush videos" -- in which scantily clad women kill insects and small animals for sick people's prurient pleasure -- are rightly considered monstrous. So we suppose it should come as little surprise that Herman Cain would bring the genre into the realm of political ads.
Now, it's hard to pick one to make the cut -- "Goldfish" is right up there with "Rabbit" for weirdness -- but this is our favorite. Your mileage may vary.
10. If You're a Politician, Never Photograph Yourself Shirtless
We doubt that former the Ohio Lieutenant Governor actually moonlights as a stripper, but hey, you never know.
11. Attention Kansans: Pat Roberts Will Piss on Your Head
Or maybe not. But that's certainly the impression we get viewing this odd pitch.
12. This Makes Us Want to Commit a Crime in Nevada
Here's a classic attack on wingnut Sharron Angle from the right , by Sue Lowdon, noted advocate of " Chickencare." Fun!
Carly Fiorina's infamous "Devil Sheep" ad is long, boring and full of boilerplate right-wing pabulum about her supposedly big-spending primary opponent, Tom Campbell, but no list of bizarre political ads would be complete without it. Fiorina actually won her primary, only to spend tens of millions of dollars to get walloped by a 10-point spread to Barbara Boxer in the general election.
Joshua Holland is an editor and senior writer at AlterNet. He is the author of The 15 Biggest Lies About the Economy: And Everything else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and Corporate America . Drop him an email or follow him on Twitter.