Meg Whitman is the Republican candidate currently running for Governor of California. She is also the former President and CEO of eBay, a job that reportedly led her to acquire roughly a billion dollars! How do we know this? Well a part from being reasonably informed and reading the papers, there is a new campaign video put out by California Working Families that features the song by Travie McCoy that tells us that she is a Billionaire, in an attempt to portray her as being out of touch with the common person. But is it effective?
The song is catchy and really…well, very pleasant. And the images that ostensibly selected to depict Whitman as being out of touch actually als show her as being a successful CEO. So, the “working families” that are already predisposed to not vote for Whitman, will likely see this as proof positive that Whitman is out of touch. But Republicans, and more likely the more important “independent voters”, may very well see this as a portrayal of a competent and successful business person and manager. The horror!
Given the political success of another billionaire politician, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one wonders if this ad will actually hurt or help Whitman’s election efforts. I’m betting on the latter.
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