WWDD?

Don DraperNot Jesus, but Don Draper. If you watch “Mad Men” you recognize him as the advertising wunderkind with a genius for producing great ads.

So What Would Don Do?

Well, it seems he would be working for the Republican Party this year.

The GOP has had some terrific ads from our candidates. Students of social media know the value of viral and other new media efforts. Many may already be familiar with “Those Voices Don’t Speak for Us” which features Ronald Reagan or Carly Fiorina’s “Demon Sheep.”

But also check out  Len Britton, who is running for the Senate in Vermont. I like his Old Spice parody and his takeoff on Publisher’s Clearing House sweepstakes. Joel Demos from Minnesota has produced “Monstrous Odds” and “Young Mattie Fein” is a spoof of “Young Frankenstein” pitting Ms. Fein against a mad Jane Harman.

Governors have done well with “Remember November” and the RNC capitalized on the Jet Blue air employee with “Crazy.”

The Dems have not fared as well.

In one ad for Tom Perriello from Virginia he squishes into a cow pie. Blanche Lincoln liked “What It’s Like” where kindergartners played doctor while throwing buckets of money around. (I think Don would have avoided that.)

Russ Feingold from Wisconsin made one called “On Our Side” about ordinary Americans supporting him. Two of the “ordinary” Americans were found out to be an AFL-CIO lobbyist and employee.

Feingold’s opponent, Ron Johnson, managed to score with a tongue in cheek family portrait.

Somewhere Don is smiling.

Hat tip: American Thinker “Ad Wars: Republicans are Winning”

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