Female Politicians Can Run Crass Negative Ads, Too

I confess that I don’t know much about the Massachusetts governor’s race, but here’s a pretty freaky ad for candidate Kerry Healey:

Here’s some background about the ad from Salon.com, but if there are any Massachusetts AdPulpers who can shed a little more light on this race, please comment.
This political season seems like it’s been chock full of the worst, slimiest, most pathetic TV ads ever–and unfortunately, it clouds the public’s perception of all advertising in general. Those of us who work in consumer or B-to-B advertising shouldn’t ever wonder why “advertising professionals” always rank somewhere down near car salesman on the credibility scale.
Oh, and mark my words–Tuesday will be the craziest day in American political history. The allegations of voter fraud and problems at the ballot box will be massive and nationwide. But it beats living in North Korea.



About Dan Goldgeier

Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. Dan is also a columnist for TalentZoo.com and the author of View From The Cheap Seats and Killer Executions and Scrubbed Decks.