What you don't now about politics could fill a basketball gym. It's a good ad.
It really is time for you to get a job elsewhere. You really tired, and it shows.
I won't be as harsh as @1, but Josh, I don't think the average voter is gonna analyze it this much or even remember all these facts. As much as it pains me to say it, I think this is a good ad.
Who is "Hils"?
You mean the nasty B!tch we refer to as HRC?
The Ad is a joke. People get tired of this kind of blatant pandering, and it shows how desperate she is to win at all costs.
The Republicans love that she is still a candidate, as this will galvanize their base and allow them to pull over Dems who hate her as much as I do.
Keep it up.. you'll soon find out for yourself.
It's not a bad ad. Just having fun pointing out that, historically, it's a misread.
Thanks for the memories, Josh. I've been a Laker fan my entire life. You are totally overanalyzing this.
The point of the ad - Magic Johnson telling you that experience matters - comes through loud and clear.
And if you really want to break it down, Magic's point is that, despite his excitement after winning the first game, the Lakers wouldn't have made it to the Finals at all had it not been for Kareem's steady leadership throughout the long and difficult season.
Meanwhile, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has endorsed Obama.
I used to think that my well documented whoring around in bathrooms, bathhouses, parks, and online would prevent me from ever having a political career. Posts like this make me realize it's my utter disdain for professional sports.
Three points for Annie!
you're thinking about it waaaaay too much. it's like this:
magic is black;
magic endorses hillary;
therefore, black people should vote for hillary
you were correct to disregard the fact that no one should give a flying fuck which candidate any professional athlete supports. you're not supposed to think about that.
Real interesting stuff, Josh. Now go back to Olympia and write some more posts about banning plastic bags or something.
Oh, the hatred.
Good solid political communication.
Probably moves a few points.
The African American voters in South Carolina are principally older and tilt towards women. Why should we think the're up on the "inside basketball" stuff Josh knows about?
It's a great ad because it reinforces the overall Clinton message, the messenger is right for the audience, and the delivery is via an accessible story or tale, not a bunch of facts or figures or wonkyness.
And, it raises a negative without being a nasty hit -- it's Magic telling one on himself (the negative comparison to Obama being implied and unstated).
@6 - Well, duh. They are both Muslim after all.
"Both Ervin 'Magic' Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played on the 1980 Lakers, but their talents would have amounted to nothing without the guidance of their white coach, PAUL WESTHEAD, who guided them to the NBA title. Vote Hillary Rodham Clinton for President. She is an experienced coach."
Hilary = Lewis Alcindor Jr.
Barack Hussein Obama = Kareem Abdul-Jabar Scary Muslim
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