This is my blog and I approve of my ramblings

Have you seen those new John Kerry ads where John Kerry comes on to “Talk to America”? You know, the one where he is looking right at the camera, and you are waiting for him to dispense some kind of great knowledge, and the first thing out of is mouth is, “I’m John Kerry and I approved this message”. All I can think is, no way, you’ve got to be kidding, I thought it was a giant puppet made to look and sound like John Kerry, but operated by some radical Republican sect just to make him look bad. I understand the importance of these statements when they accompany ads that feature clips or sound bites, but is it really necessary to endorse the words coming directly out of your mouth? I have learned my lesson about assuming, but seriously have we gotten to the point where carefully crafted speeches can not be attributed to their speaker without him first saying he approves of his own statements? This does not inspire confidence in Kerry’s ability to think on his feet. I mean, how can we trust a man who had hours if not days to rehearse and tape the exact message he wanted America to hear and he wasted at least 3 seconds of precious airtime telling me he approves of what he is saying? No shit, Sherlock. Look, I don’t care what side of the line you come down on, like Kerry or hate him, embrace Bush or oust him, but you have to admit, it is really sad and a little bit funny that we have a come to a point in time where a candidate has to tell us he approves his own words before he speaks them.

5 Responses to “This is my blog and I approve of my ramblings”

  1. curious Says:

    Aimee, for God’s sake. Every candidate has made that statement in political ads. Haven’t you ever heard President Bush say that? It is more noticable in Radio ads. Both cadidates are guilty of making that statement and then speaking but President Bush said that he approves the message after he spoke.
    Aimee; You might want to watch the TV a little closer or refrain from comments. It makes you look stupid.

  2. Aimee Says:

    If you read what I wrote, you would notice my arguement was not about endorsing political ads, certainly most candidates do that these days even claims responsibility for the content of its ads. My comment is in regards to the Kerry ad in which he is actually speaking directly to the camera, there are no other images, no sound bites, no campaign clips, just John Kerry speaking to America, as the old saying goes straight from the horse’s mouth. I am simply wondering why in this case it is necessary to start his spot by indicating he approves of what he is about to say. Perhaps if you watched tv a little more closely, you could avoid making stupid comments about a blog you clearly don’t understand.

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  4. brandon Says:

    your point is sound Aimee, as to how he delivered it. More creepy than effective. But (thanks to the McCain campaign reformation law) all candidates must state approval of said messages. Its turned into quite a joke though.

  5. bill Says:

    Who cares. The important thing is, HILLARY 2008.