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Posted by on May 18, 2007 in Politics | 16 comments

Bill Richardson Has THE Best Campaign Commercials

Seriously, bar none without a doubt the best I’ve seen in a long time.

With a couple of TV spots like these, Richardson could really capture some attention. They’re smart, braggadicious without being preachy, take potshots at the whole electoral system and are kind of self deprecating to boot.

Take a look.

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  • Very cool. For the technologically advanced out there, how do you load a YouTube clip like this without having to follow their (You Tube’s) title and format? I tried to alter in blogspot and it kills the video link when I do.

  • Umm, I think there are technologies that can extract the video from YouTube. Is that what you’re talking about? Not sure what you mean by “load”.

  • Entropy

    Very clever, I likey.

  • kritter

    I think he’s going to be on the winning Dem candidates short list for VP, because that resume is very attractive. Its interesting how so much has been made about Mitt being a Mormon, Obama being African-American, and Hillary being a woman, but almost no one has talked about the first serious Hispanic candidate. I have no problem with it, but the xenophobes who think we are being taken over by Mexico might.

  • mike443

    This is the BEST campaign commerical I’ve seen in so long. This guy rocks… definitely the smartest Dem out there right now.

    And to add to the conversation about embedding video clips – this service is much better than YouTube – I use it for my blog all the time. You can “mash” video clips on your site and get paid. Here’s the link to these campaign commericals… http://www.thenewsroom.com/details/313283/Campaign+2008?c_id=jlt

  • Pyst

    That was pure genius. I have NEVER seen anything nearly as good as that in a campaign ad.

  • NitrogenNick

    Its interesting how so much has been made about Mitt being a Mormon, Obama being African-American, and Hillary being a woman, but almost no one has talked about the first serious Hispanic candidate.

    “Richardson? That doesn’t sound hispanic.” –America

  • DLS

    Great commercial. Someone is innovative!

    > “Richardson? That doesn’t sound hispanic.” –America

    “… one-quarter American (specifically Massachusetts and Maine Yankee) and three-quarters Mexican.”

    http://www.wargs.com/political/richardson.html

    Incidentally, residents of the Southern Cone are fair-skinned and “don’t look Hispanic,” but they positively are.

  • kritter

    DLS- Arent you worried about a Mexican “invasion” if he gets into office? Just kidding.

  • Pete,
    If you are asking how you ’embed’ a video in a blogspot post then I can answer. Just find a version of the video on youTube that allows embedding, copy the ‘Embed’ code and insert it where you want within the text. The link for embedding the Richardson clip can be found here. Just copy the ’embed’ code in the upper right box right below the URL code. Not sure if that’s what you were asking, but that’s it.

  • We can only hope the rest of the campaigns follow such an uplifting and positive approach throughout the campaign seasons.

  • outofcontext – thanks for the tip. it worked! much appreciated, and I added your blog to my blogroll, by the way. good stuff. hope you’ll return the favor?

    mike443 – thanks for the tip on the other site. very helpful, as well.

  • DLS

    > Arent you worried about
    > a Mexican “invasion” if he
    > gets into office? Just kidding.

    That’s OK. My former girlfriend in Phoenix whose family was in Sonora as well as in Texas originally knows where I stand.

    Last time I went through Phoenix Ms. Tex-Mex was surprised by a dozen yellow roses.

    *wink*

    I’ve known some Spanish since I grew up in California (it’s a commonplace thing all over the country now but definitely in the Southwest given the history of that area) and now that I’m back east for several years I’ve enjoyed related foreign things like currently, up-to-date son and better yet, hotter timba out of Cuba. (There’s this little store in Bergenline, in Jersey part of NYC metro, “the other Cuban community” in the USA, where you can get all the latest Cuban CDs. I like salsa in general, too, but the liveliest Cuban stuff really moves me.)

    (#7)

    http://www.planetrecords.it/manolito/hablando.htm

    (especially try #1, #4, #7 [group harmony],
    #8 [good solo vocal], #10 [group harmony plus unison])

    http://www.planetrecords.it/charanga-habanera/elciclon.htm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWSJ5Aw_5iA

    Interview with probably the best known band, Afro-Cuban jazz-style timba

    http://www.descarga.com/cgi-bin/db/archives/Interview21

    http://www.sastom.demon.nl/bamboleo/

    http://www.planetrecords.it/bamboleo/todo.htm

    etc.

  • DLS

    Kritter asked:

    > Arent you worried about
    > a Mexican “invasion” if he
    > gets into office? Just kidding.

    No. I’m in favor of immigration reform, but worried about an invasion. (I will be if there’s a revolution in Mexico in the future.)

    A follow-up to my previous posting to beat a subject to death:

    http://www.chucksilverman.com/timbapaper.html

    New Mexico has been probably at the forefront of multi-lingual policy issues since statehood, for historical reasons.

    http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jwcrawford/nm-con.htm

    http://www.coursecrafters.com/ELL-Outlook/2004/mar_apr/ELLOutlookITIArticle1.htm

  • Thanks, Pete. I reciprocated your link and reciprocate your kind, but clearly misguided, compliment.

  • By the way, I love Bill Richardson so far. I may have to register D (hate to give up 20 years of I) just to vote in the Ohio Primary next year.

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