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Ad of the day: Rand Paul introduces Obama impersonator

Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul (R) has a new ad out with a voice-over artist delivering a spot-on impersonation of President Obama.

The ad was posted on YouTube Tuesday, and attempts to tie Paul's challenger, Democrat Jack Conway, to Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "Jack Conway has given me his stamp of approval," says the impersonator (who has been called Fauxbama), "Conway supported me for president, helped bankroll my campaign and even fought to pass my health care plan." The ad concludes with a photo of Conway being tossed between a photo of the actual Obama and Pelosi.

The ad is part of an increasingly heated ad war being waged in the state. Tthe U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Crossroads have been airing ads attacking Conway for his support of the health care overhaul, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is airing an ad painting Paul, who was born in Texas, as an outsider. An earlier ad from Conway's campaign uses a 2009 videotape recording of Paul in which he says the "real answer to Medicare would be a $2,000 deductible." Paul says he does not support such a plan, and called the ad "politics at its lowest form."

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By Emi Kolawole  | October 6, 2010; 1:51 PM ET
Categories:  44 The Obama Presidency, Ad of the day  | Tags:  Ad of the day  
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You can tell the WaPo left-wing hacks wrote this.

There are no facts and no mention of how far ahead Rand Paul is in the polls.

WaPo cannot make the Dems look bad, can they?

Posted by: RonKH | October 7, 2010 6:12 PM | Report abuse

Great ad and it presents the truth in a funny way. Fauxobama was fantastic as the big "0". But more than anything, I think it is great the Dems are getting back what they have dished for far too long. They really have no clue just how fed up the people truly are with the Democrat Party for putting up this know nothing that came out of no where to do all this damage in such a short time. In my little sphere of influence, people are not simply upset. They are steamed. And what put them over the top. It is hard to say but joblessness and this worthless healthcare takeover did it for me.
I heard someone say the other day to just look around and do you see happy people. Well, no. I see hurting people. I see worried people. I see hopelessness. Obama and his wretched cronies in Congress need to go. We deserve better than the nightmare these evil men have dumped on us.

Posted by: greatgran1 | October 7, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

That was hardly a "spot-on" Obama impersonation. It was terrible!

Posted by: tkd1 | October 7, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

Rand Paul is no threat to us who work in government, and you should not lose sleep over them either.
When you cut out the political rhetoric and look at how politicians in each party actually vote, you'll see that there really is only 1 party. Both Democrats and Republicans become DINOs and RINOs when elected, if they are not already such.
Case in point: McCain and Obama had very similar Senate voting records.
The party markets itself to 2 different markets under 2 different brand names.
Paul will not change anything even if he is elected, the State Party has all the resources and will continue to marginalize those non conformists. Even if the Tea Party candidates do win an election or 2, we'll make the winner(s) into a TINO before you see it coming.

Posted by: kfed | October 7, 2010 4:13 AM | Report abuse

Actually, I should have said "white hands," or just "hands," but the resemblance is pretty obvious:

Posted by: query0 | October 7, 2010 12:42 AM | Report abuse

Emi, the Rand Paul ad resembles an infamous racist ad by the late Sen. Jesse Helms, often called 'black hands.' Perhaps you are too young to remember it. But, that is the real story here considering the Pauls' support of racial segregation.

Posted by: query0 | October 7, 2010 12:34 AM | Report abuse

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