Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Call me Tom

After the NDP's French ad last week, we get the English version:

The ad features a collection of what I can only assume are average hard working Canadians: guy in pick-up truck with dog, pregnant mom buying groceries, man with tools, young redheaded cyclist, female doctor, and bald jogger. They all seem impressed with Thomas Tom Mulcair and female doctor is confident he can beat Stephen Harper.

Cut to Olivia Chow for the Jack Layton endorsement, and a full suited Thomas Tom to reassure us that he'll carry on Jack's vision.

On the whole it's not a bad ad, though it could certainly use more Mulcair forearm.



  • Alas these ads display the regional differences between Canadians. While Quebecers want to see ads about hairy arms, people in English Canada want to see redheads and Asians playing an active role in society.

    By Anonymous David, at 1:00 p.m.  

  • Is it just me or does Mulcair look very creepy in the ad?

    Don't stare into the camera like that!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:39 p.m.  

  • I think the hairiness is key. Think about it. When the NDP nominated a leader with a moustache for the first time ever they became the official opposition. Between Mulcair's beard and hairy arms, a majority government is certain.

    By Anonymous hosertohoosier, at 7:43 p.m.  

  • "Canada's got a new leader ..." of the Opposition.

    The Non Democratic Party of Quebec [NDPQ] under Mulcair, is trying to represent the rest of Canada. The LIEberals, with all their faults at least try to represent Canadians - and in a small way, still do. They may still get the press from CBC, yet, now with an “official opposition leader,” Bob has to find and yell louder to get attention. Perhaps when the LIEberalsy get an elected leader, voters will pay attention.

    Perhaps the new LIEberal leader will start presenting policies to confront the Conservatives, rather than wasting time on finding scandal of the day. Leave that to the NDPQ [under Mulcair] ... that is their job now ... and get busy with policy and get a new leader with an actual “vision for Canada” with positive advertising rather than Constantly Bashing Conservatives [CBC.] (After all, if it were not for the LIEberals keeping the banking system in place ... remember; the Cons wanted the banks to have mergers ... we would not have among one of the best banking systems in the world that kept us out of the global recession – which the Cons take credit for on the world stage.) The day when you get a leader with policies and not Constantly Bashing Conservatives [CBC] is that day I would consider voting for the LIEberals.

    [Remember, 87% of voters did NOT vote LIEberal last election – the reason they are in third place.]

    Elect a leader and at least get back into position of Official Opposition.

    Question: did the LIEberal leadership candidates ever pay Elections Canada the money they owed, or are they going to get extensions for the rest of their lives?

    As for the NDPQ, let Mulcair be attacking and made a fools of himself; while you quietly try to rebuild, from grassroots, a party to be proudly called the “Liberal Party of Canada” without the old guard.

    In about 8 years voters will be looking for a party with policy, not what they have to choose now ... be that party, or another will take its place. It all starts at the grassroots.

    By Anonymous Clown Party, at 6:43 a.m.  

  • They start off with showing the outdoorsman's pickup and dog, but don't show his gun which Mulcair wants to register. They finish with the classic photographer's mistake of getting too close with a wide angle lens and that's why he looks creepy.

    By Anonymous Jack, at 8:14 p.m.  

  • That looks a lot like a boardroom table - not a kitchen table - in the last half of the video.

    By Blogger Michael Fox, at 11:06 p.m.  

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