Politics, Cars. Same Diff?

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago
politics cars same diff

Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. And when this literary faux pas emanates from a professional copywriter, well, how do you say “insupportable!” (Hopefully with Gallic disdain.) Shame on you, Mssr. Vinny Manchillo, chief creative officer of Scott Howell & Company and guest columnist for AdAge. “Electing a public official is almost exactly like working on another type of traditional advertising account. One that, unlike political advertising, everyone is clamoring to work on. Political advertising is just like working on a car account.” Yes, “Barack Obama is a stunning orator and tremendous motivator. More than a candidate, he’s a personality-driven movement. For his supporters, that far outweighs any shortcomings he may have in his experience or voting record. He is a Ferrari.” So what does that make McCain? A Toyota Camry. So much for Obama, then. Take that as gospel from a guy who was a stand-up comic and lawnmower racer before he worked on the Subaru account. Unless you’re Scott Monty, Global Digital Communications guy for Ford Motor Company, who thinks it’s “interesting that you [Vinny] chose two foreign cars for candidates for President of the *United States.*”

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  • Netrun Netrun on Sep 23, 2008

    I'm with Chuck, can we get back to cars? This politics stuff is scary!

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Sep 23, 2008

    I used to have an awful lot of respect for McCain, back in 2000. I began to lose it after he spoke at the 2004 gop convention. This process accelerated after he decided he was for the Bush tax cuts for the top 1% that he had originally opposed. The pick of SnowJob SquareGlasses for veep was the last straw, a woman whose muse is an anti-semite who wanted to see FDR and Bobby Kennedy assassinated. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_23HhsKOQQ But, yeah, I agree with Chuck. We need to get back to cars

  • Kazoomaloo Kazoomaloo on Sep 23, 2008

    cars cars cars please so I don't get fired up and then banned from the site.

  • Martin Schwoerer Martin Schwoerer on Sep 23, 2008

    I'm with nudave on this one