Friday, September 10, 2010

CatholicVote: The Dream 2010 [UPDATED]


A tad jingoistic for my tastes, but overall it's a good well-produced [ED.: see comments] ad. I can only imagine how the usual suspects will react to the blatant "americanism" on full display in this video.

The man in the black hat offers his take: "Memo to Dream On!"

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At 9/10/2010 9:21 AM, Blogger Michael D. said...

It's well done but...but what on earth is it saying? We have images of kids hiding from a nuclear attack. I just have no idea what message I'm supposed to get from it.

At 9/10/2010 9:35 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...


The one that came out in 2008 is MUCH better in getting its message across. It was also a more overt appeal to Catholic identity and voting one's values.

Quite honestly, I don't see what's necessarily "Catholic" about this ad. It does seem rather generically "americanist" in my view.

At 9/10/2010 11:12 AM, Blogger Michelle said...

The entire ad is focused on how the solutions to the problems that confront us (unemployment, foreclosures, war) will not come from bureaucracies thousands of miles away, but from prayer, hard work, and a revival of that American spirit that has guided us since our founding.

That American spirit (dream) is based on our God given rights as human beings: LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

And quite honestly, that is very Catholic.

At 9/10/2010 11:58 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

I'd say Michael and I are not completely obtuse political observers, yet it's fair to say neither one of us came away from watching the ad with the impression that the message you describe was particularly obvious.

At 9/10/2010 3:07 PM, Blogger James H said...

I thought it was the worst ad they produced. Too much going on

Also it has the bad habit of injecting the personal with BUSH, Biden, Obama, Pelosi having their faces burred out and that they had no "vision"

If you like one of the above it sort of turns you off. One of the good things about past ads they have done were they were careful not to hit those overtly poltical tones as a to a particualr figure

However in the end it is just too busy


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