Comical Republican Ad: A Horse, Cowboy Hat and Rifle (Video)
May 17, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Republican candidate for Alabama Agricultural Commissioner, Dale Peterson’s campaign ad beats out Sen. John McCain’s “complete the danged fence,” hilarity. With a mini Super Tuesday upon us, the over-the-top hyperbole of campaign rhetoric and political ads are rising to a level beyond absurd. But Peterson’s ad showing the Alabama Republican astride a horse, sporting a cowboy hat and wielding a rifle, set to music reminiscent of the 60′s TV series “Bonanza” falls in a category all its own.
Shown riding his horse through the “Ponderosa,” Peterson dismounts his ride and proceeds to go on a rant against, illegals and thugs, as he declares in his heavy Southern accent that the position of Agricultural Commissioner is the most powerful position in the state:
“I’ve been a farmer, business man and a Marine during Vietnam— So Listen up! Alabama Agricultural Commissioner is one of the most powerful positions in Alabama, responsible for five million dollars. Bet you didn’t know that. You know Why? Thugs and criminals. If they can keep you in the dark, they can do whatever they want with all that money and they don’t give a rip about Alabama,” says Peterson while standing next to his horse.
Peterson talks about the menace to Alabama of “illegals” who “bust in by the thousands,” while he calls his opponent Dorman Grace a “dummy.”
As he picks up his rifle, Peterson promises to “name names and take no prisoners.” “Let’s show Alabama we mean business,” he says at the end of the ad, as he slings his rifle over his shoulder and walks off into the sunset with his horse.