This week’s worst political ad is brought to us by none other than the Neil Livingstone for Governor campaign.
It starts with Neil Livingstone posing near a horse corral with “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” whistling to the TEA Party in the background. Livingstone doesn’t introduce himself, even though no one has even heard of him in Montana. Instead, Neil gives us his most important policy proposal: “introducing grey wolves into New York’s Central Park.”
After beginning with such a serious and credible opener, the ad then shifts. Livingstone pops up into the opium-den like gloominess of a Ben Quayle ad from 2010. Quayle’s was widely mocked as one of the year’s worst. Strangely, Livingstone has also chosen to portray himself in the second half of the ad with only one arm.
Livingstone says he wants to push back against the federal government–with a creepy over emphasis on a pushback that is “HARD.”
While Quayle’s ad says he wants to go to Washington to “kick the Hell out of the place,” Livingstone simply says he wants to “tell the Feds to go to hell.” Here’s the ad: