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Should politicians be this silly?

A series of three web ads from West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin go after a much-neglected voting block: science fiction geeks.

The first two ads employ Star Wars theme music as a TIE fighter (the definition can be found here for the geek impaired), presumably piloted by Raese, soars around blowing minimum wage workers, doctors and schools to smithereens. One of the ads goes a step further, casting Manchin in the Luke Skywalker role.

By Abha Bhattarai  |  October 28, 2010; 12:39 PM ET  | Category:  National Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Infantile.

Posted by: johndoe46 | October 29, 2010 8:16 AM

Yes - 57%?- someone's playing with you.

Posted by: poppysue85 | October 29, 2010 9:09 AM

They are fun to watch but I wouldn't vote for them.

Posted by: NatWho | October 29, 2010 1:47 PM

If most of your support base is lacking a HS diploma, what choice do you have?

Posted by: PlayByTheRules | November 4, 2010 12:30 PM

Anyone who makes a political choice based on advertising without doing any fact checking is not real bright. So let the creativity flow. I loved the demon sheep. And politicians left professional dignity behind long ago.

Posted by: GreybirdK1 | November 4, 2010 12:50 PM

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