Playing on Fears

Of all the ads this election season, this one will play most decidedly on deeply seeded American fears:

I’m generally not one to enjoy scare tactics in politics, but this ad made my skin crawl. This is genius, even if it’s creepy genius. Sometimes I think people need to be slapped in the face with what’s at stake. This add gets that across.

5 Responses to “Playing on Fears”

  1. Bitter says:

    Given the woman we sat next to at the dinner the other night, I think this message will really speak to Baby Boomers and older. That woman was deeply disturbed by other countries outperforming the U.S.

  2. Bram says:


    On the other hand, China now has a vested interest in continued American prosperity.

    “If you owe a bank thousands, you have a problem; owe a bank millions, the bank has a problem”

    What if you owe them trillions?

  3. Sends a chill down one’s spine to watch that.

  4. Caleb says:

    That….that was brilliant. Whoever scripted that ad should get a medal or a cookie or something.

  5. Shawn says:

    Problem is if US defaults on its debt china’s screwed and they know it. If china decides to kill us there screwed and they know it to. Still scares the crap out of you. Should put that on the TV and see how it goes.

    It kinda reminds me of a move used in an turn based RPG I play called perish song. It takes out the opponent automatically in 3 turns no matter how strong, how higher leveled or how much health it has remaining, but it does the same to you.