Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: An instant contender for craziest campaign ad of the year

byDavid Nir

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Leading Off:• MO-Sen: Whoa. Have you seen this new Todd Akin ad yet? It’s like he had a serious attack of aphasia. The transcript in case you can’t watch (and honestly, your brain might melt if you do):

America was founded on the unique vision that our creator gave us life, the foundation of freedom, liberty, to speak as you choose and own what you earn, and the pursuit of happiness, the call to fully and courageously live the dream God puts in our hearts. Times of crisis, when the dream seemed lost, great patriots turned to God, gave their all and rekindled freedom’s flame. This now is our duty and our time.

You’ll miss Akin’s crazy melodramatic delivery (complete with weird emphases and strange cadences) if you don’t click through, though. Easily an instant contender for craziest campaign ad of the year…..
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7 thoughts on “Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: An instant contender for craziest campaign ad of the year”

  1. The ad is great

    Most Americans would agree with his sentiments

    Your mocking says a lot more about you than about this candidate

    Why do you left wing people hate basic foundational American values?

  2. Ah…..
    That Ad seems a bit…..
    Ah……
    Religious to me?

    Seperation of Government and Worship ?

    My relationship with whoever has NOTHING to do with politics…
    I know it isn’t that way in some parts of the country though…

  3. The government of the United States was founded on the principal that our rights come from God

    You may disagree with that which is fine but the reality is most Americans agree with this candidate

  4. Akin is losing this thing–this ad is word salad. He’s just hoping if he says nothing but has enough “God” and “Country” thrown in there people won’t notice.

  5. Parakeet….

    This …..
    ‘we wannna do we want to do thing…..
    even invoking God in the same sentence ….
    AGAINST the Government’….is a direct affront to the MILLIONS of American’s who have made this place and rely on it to keep them safe…
    Those same who rail AGAINST our Government will make sure they get EVERYTHING from EVERY PROGRAM they can….
    It has got so bad that some of these ass’s have bailed on this country to keep MORE money ….
    What pieces of shits!

  6. As an old (but minor) theatre and news person, with a decent pre-college education in grammar and punctuation, it’s actually not very hard to parse this into something coherent by shuffling and adding a few minor points (the kind that often get left out or misarranged in blog postings and e-mails). I haven’t tried to listen to the commercial, however: just as in songs, spoken words can come out completely differently from the written text.

    Here goes:

    America was founded on the unique vision that our creator gave us: life, the foundation of freedom, liberty to speak as you choose and own what you earn , and the pursuit of happiness, the call to fully and courageously live the dream God puts in our hearts. [In] + Times of crisis, when the dream seemed lost, great patriots turned to God, gave their all and rekindled freedom’s flame. This now is our duty and our time.

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