I have to wonder whether the person who talked Mike Weinstein into making this video is working for his campaign or against it...
In many ways, this thing is so bad that it's good. Not in the "getting Mike Weisnstein elected" kind of good, but in the "this is too funny not to share" kind of good. Of course, the abundant humor is likely unintentional.
I can just imagine the strategy meeting when some guy jumped up and exclaimed, "I've got it! We'll do a hip music video like those kids do on Glee, only we won't make it gay or anything, just really wholesome. Wholesome tests really well with our base. We'll show some minorities -- not too many though -- and people dancing and doing flips and stuff. And we can cram all our platform points into some catchy lyrics and repeat Mike's name and district over and over! It will be awesome. And my nephew can star in it! No, really, he's got a lot of talent and I know he'll work cheap and his friends will work cheaper."
Back in my ad agency days, we liked to say that behind every bad ad was a client who approved it. In this really bad ad, the candidate himself proudly gives his approval. That alone should tell the voters in Florida's District 19 to vote for the person running against Mike, Mike, Mike Weinstein, representing District 19.
Still, this may be the funniest thing to grace YouTube from a candidate so far this election cycle.
(Personal to Mike, Mike, Mike... You may want to consider firing whoever talked you into spending money on this. But thank him first on behalf of all of us who got our best laugh of their day from it.)
[h/t Joan McCarter at DK for the find]