Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Is Newt promising Valhalla?

The US Presidential contest is hotting up and the Republican candidates are busy producing ads.

There's this from Newt Gingrich:



Forgive me, but every time I see the hand waving through a corn field, I automatically think of the film Gladiator when that image was used as a metaphor for death. Is this what Newt wanted to imply?

At the other end of the scale is this effort from Ron Paul, the ultra-libertarian. It's based on an ad for a truck and so, presumably, is designed to appeal to 'all American' men:



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