Baseball is dead.
Long live baseball.
The 2011 World Series may be over, but if it is home-runs you seek, check out Democrat Adam Edelen’s latest campaign commercial as he blasts one out of the joint.
Current Auditor Crit Luallen is term-limited and cannot seek re-election.
Edelen, facing Republican John T. Kemper in the Kentucky Auditor’s race, says Kemper is “unfit” to serve.
Personally, my favorite part is at or around 0:17, featuring a guy in a suit running down a hallway away from the camera as the narrator talks about Kemper running away from his personal financial obligations.
The Auditor race was never close. But if it was, this commercial would go down as perhaps the biggest Kentucky hit since Mitch McConnell’s “Bloodhounds” series of ads that catapulted Mitch to his filthy, disgusting perch above the U.S. Senate.
This ad by Edelen is a bit of redemption.
Here’s the thing: I have been a working man my entire life. I’ve been employed by some of Louisville’s most prominent manufacturers and have dutifully carried my lunch to work every day to do what I have to do to support myself and those dependent upon me. Because of this fact, I have two very important campaign ad standards that must be upheld by candidates seeking my vote for office.
One is related to my profession. The other is just my “thing”.
- You cannot come to my place of employment or to my union hall to ask me to vote for you if you have your sleeves “rolled up” on your dress shirt. Don’t do that. It’s patronizing. Just leave the suit on or put on a t-shirt if you feel the need to to “come down to my level.”
- In your commercials or campaign literature, you cannot under any circumstance allow yourself to be depicted as just having left the woods or a field for the purpose of sport hunting. This includes – but isn’t limited to – wearing a blaze orange vest or any camouflage gear and especially includes the “post-hunting meetup on the tailgate of a truck with a shotgun/rifle slung over your shoulder” look. I don’t give a damn if you hunt or if you don’t. Unless you are running for Game Warden, you shouldn’t do this.
Edelen broke rule #2 in his ad titled “The Road”.
I forgive him mostly because of this new ad, but partly due to my mother. She knows Edelen’s family from Flaherty, Kentucky in Meade County.
Edelen, like many others from the area, truly enjoys a little hunting now and then.
But the only thing full of holes this November is John T. Kemper’s candidacy.