October 30, 2008

John McCain, champion of small business

McCain teevee spokesmodel Tucker Bounds, responding to Barack Obama's 30-minute campaign ad aired last night, quipped:
As anyone who has bought anything from an infomercial knows, the sales-job is always better than the product. Buyer beware.
Rick Petry, president of the Electronic Retailing Association, is decidedly not amused:
The fact is, infomercials have been used by not only start-ups with unique products, but successful brands such as Kodak and Mercedes Benz, even the U.S. Navy.
To charitably paraphrase Jon Stewart's characterization of Tucker Bounds during his interview of CNN's Campbell Brown the other night, Tucker Bounds is not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Via Marc Ambinder.

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