Friday, November 19, 2010

Why is it only Socialists, Communists and Liberals know that SEX SELLS?

Back in the days of the war protests in the 1970's the cry "Chicks up front" was often heard among the college student crowd. They knew that putting some attractive girls, often well endowed with heaving braless bosoms, in the front lines of their protest demonstrations was a sure way to get photo coverage in the newspapers and the video of the protest on television. In the 1990's did someone convince Hillary Clinton that a tight turtleneck sweater would be an asset to husband Bill's presidential campaign? Apparently the conservatives haven't learned the facts of life yet, that being that in politics, as in business, SEX SELLS, because even though they had several attractive women on the campaign trail this year namely Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Christine O'Donnell, they all went around dressed in dowdy business suits.

To prove this point, I just found a video on YouTube that showed a 55 second commercial being shown on television in Spain made by the Socialist Party to get people out to vote for them. The ad suggests that for women the act of voting is equivalent to having an orgasm.

The background story on this video is contained in YouTube description written by Mickey Droog who captured the commercial. He writes:
Spanish politicians have criticised a video by the Young Socialists in Catalonia in which a woman simulates an orgasm while casting her vote. 
Both Socialist and opposition politicians have attacked the campaign video. 
The equality minister called it "misleading" advertising.
In the video the young woman gets increasingly excited as she votes for the Socialist Party in this month's regional elections in Catalonia. 
It concludes with the phrase, "Voting is a pleasure", after she puts her voting slip in the ballot box. 
The leader of the conservative opposition Popular Party of Catalonia, Alicia Sanchez-Camacho, said the video was an "attack on the dignity of women". 
The health minister, Leire Pajin, who is a Socialist, called on all parties to show respect for women and to act responsibly. 
The Socialist equality minister, Bibiana Aido, said of the video: "If it was true, electoral participation would go up greatly, but I think we are dealing with a misleading advert."

But the Socialist Party of Catalonia 's leader, Jose Montilla, who is standing for re-election, said, "If it encourages people to vote, it's a good thing".

However, speaking in a TV interview he appeared surprised to learn that it was a video by the youth wing of his own party.
The Spanish election will take place on November 28th so only time will tell if the video effort was successful. Case closed!

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