By now you’ve heard of Jon Huntsman’s attempt at clever with two 25 second web ads, directed by one Fred Davis, announcing that in a few days he’ll be announcing something that no one actually cares about (i.e. running for President and consideration for the VP slot because he’ll appeal to moderates and centrists, donchya’ know)
The web ads show someone who is supposed to be Huntsman riding around on a dirt bike in the mountains. And then there’s some random message that says and means nothing (e.g. Huntsman wasn’t able to rocket to fame and glory with his band ‘Wizard’).
Here’s ad-man Donnie Deutsch’s take on the “soft launch from Morning Joe:
How’s Huntsman doing these days? He’s rocketing to the top in the polls with a solid 1% (is that rounded up I wonder?). But he’ll be making his big push soon. Real soon. It’ll be like Herbie “The Love Bug” in Monte Carlo.
(BTW…our understanding is that Jon Huntsman isn’t actually the guy motocrossing in these two web ad clips (which can be found at the daily caller link). Not a big deal, except, in our eyes, it makes him look like that much more of a loser and our personal enmity for him rises a fraction higher.)
We’re worried about the economy and this douchebag is off riding his bike in the mountains or wherever. I mean, if that’s your passion, then follow it, brother. And more power to you. You keep riding your bike, and let your restless and wandering spirit take you to the ends of the Earth. The rest of us will be over here in the real world with our actual jobs, doing actual work, and worrying about ways to create private sector jobs. Cheers! Is Huntsman currently unemployed? Hey, just like Mitt.
Part of the problem for Huntsman is that he looks like Mitt Romney’s kid brother. I look at Huntsman, and I’m thinking, ‘yeah, we already have a silver-spooned technocrat ’50s era smooth-talker with handsome hair in the race, but thanks for considering the GOP nomination.’
In fact, I’m beginning to suspect this whole Huntsman candidacy is nothing more than an attempt to make Mitt Romney seem less douchey. And if so Mr. Huntsman, then well played, sir…
Daily Caller: “Huntsman team releases another vague video“