With the 2014 midterm elections less than seven months away and primary elections just around the corner, campaign ads are starting to appear on radio, television and the Internet. Lesser-known candidates challenging incumbents have been known to use ads that might be considered less-than-traditional.
Enter JD Winteregg, one of the three GOP primary challengers to House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner is vying for a 13th term in the House of Representatives. The primary election for the seat he has held since 1991 will be on May 6. Winteregg is a self-described political newcomer who currently teaches high school. He has been a leader in local Tea Party groups and received the endorsement of the Tea Party Leadership Fund, a political action committee.
On Monday, Winteregg’s campaign released a clever ad that parodies the myriad erectile dysfunction commercials that populate the television airwaves. The ad, titled “When The Moment Is Right,” points out Boehner’s apparent close relationship with President Obama. The two are seen playing golf, laughing, smiling at each other and shaking hands.
Embedded inside the clever commercial, Winteregg manages to mention some of the issues he believes to be important to voters in Ohio’s 8th District.
- Protecting the Second Amendment
- Securing American borders
- Defunding Obamacare and Planned Parenthood
The ad then goes on to skewer Boehner, saying things like, “Other signs of electile dysfunction include extreme skin discoloration, and the inability to punch one’s self out of a wet paper bag.”
See the entire ad offering a solution to “elective dysfunction”:
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