‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the campaigns
All the candidates were stirring, trying to prove they weren’t the same;
The commercials were uploaded to the interweb with care,
In hopes that the primaries soon would be theirs.
In the words of Stephen Colbert: “In general, it is encouraged that people follow whatever religion or faith they choose; there are infinite paths to Accepting Jesus Christ as Your Personal Lord and Savior.”
I was really hoping that Rudolph Giuliani would have made some witty play on the Red-Nosed Reindeer namesake. Instead we get this video, in which the punch line is the mud-slinging fest that is the ’08 campaign trail. Also note the festive red ribbons on the letterbox. And because Giuliani’s so generous, here’s his other holiday ad.
The New York Times blog Laugh Lines picked Sen. McCain for “Best Debate Sound Bite From a Republican” for his comment about not being able to attend Woodstock because he was “tied up at the time.” Watch the clip here.
Credit must go the Clinton campaign for avoiding the talking-head-in-front-of-the-tannenbaum setup in this clip. For while it looked like most of the candidates used the same generic family room as a set, at least Clinton spiced it up with some closeups and even a racking focus shot. Although I am kind of weirded out by the fact that the wrapping paper, the couch, and her pantsuit all match.
Going with the classic family Christmas card setup, the Obamas have the trimmed-up tree, the roaring fire, and the stockings hung by the chimney with care. The only thing missing are some cringe-worthy holiday sweaters.