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Last updated on August 9th, 2017 at 04:18 pm

Reviews are in on that sensational Daily Kos/Ned Lamont ad:

Running Scared: “Is KOS trying to sink Ned Lamont’s chances in Conn.?”

Jim Geraghty: “It seems to me to be a form of a Public Service Announcement, warning that if you run against a hawkish Democrat, Markos Moulitsas and his Daily Kos band will break into your house and surround you with a creepy, not-quite-right enthusiasm.”

Blue Crab Boulevard: “This is beyond lame. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay beyond.”

Baseball Crank: “The effect is much the same as if in 1998 a Republican candidate had put Matt Drudge in a TV commercial.”

Academic Elephant: “If you are familiar with the political blog-o-sphere and know who Markos Moulitsas is, this will make you sick with laughter.”

Mr. Atoz: “If this is the direction the Democrats are taking this fall then we know two things: Kos’ endorsement is the kiss of death, and the Republican stranglehold on Congress will last for a thousand years.”

Jeff Goldstein: “By ad’s end, you’re holding your breath, hoping against hope you’re not about to see Moulitsas thrust his tongue down a slightly confused Connecticut Senate hopeful Ned Lamont’s throat.”

Justin Gardner: “Pretty damn cheesy.”

The Democratic Daily: “Conservative bloggers are having lots of fun with this. I can’t say I blame them this time.”

Those Bastards: “There’s a reason why most of us blog and don’t try to get on television—we don’t belong there.”

Posted by Tim B. on 05/19/2006 at 05:38 PM
    1. This should effectively end Kos’s career. I mean, who knew that he looks like Adam Sandler’s ugly brother?

      Posted by paco on 2006 05 19 at 06:09 PM • permalink


    1. Picture Kevin Rudd on the couch and Margo looking in the window, then rushing in …

      Posted by blogstrop on 2006 05 19 at 06:10 PM • permalink


    1. Love the Mentos piss-take.

      Posted by James Waterton on 2006 05 19 at 06:16 PM • permalink


    1. So, let me get this straight….this overzealous, irritating Kos is what?

      Lamont’s illegitimate kid?

      Posted by rinardman on 2006 05 19 at 06:18 PM • permalink


    1. Randal Robinson had the best review of that ad, yet; and, early:

      That might be the most effective ad for a home security system ever made.

      here at Tim Blair’s.

      Posted by m on 2006 05 19 at 06:34 PM • permalink


    1. Vote Ned, he lets special people stay at his house!

      Vote Ned, he’s friends with circus folk!

      Vote Ned, for a brighter, creepier tomorrow!

      Vote Ned, he knows how to pacify crazed home intruders!

      Posted by Ross on 2006 05 19 at 08:22 PM • permalink


    1. With the heart-stopping impact of sudden horrified, but amused, realization, I now know why that ad creeped me out so much.  Markos Moulitsas reminds me of M. Night Shymalan in his American Express commercial.

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2006 05 19 at 09:31 PM • permalink


    1. it’s hilarious – ned himself looks a bit like a badly photoshopped cross between my favourite martian & a prissy librarian, & the gender & race balanced crew of yoof are on some drug i’d like not to try any time soon.  the underdog ad is hysterical too.  these make our lame aussie political ads look honest

      Posted by KK on 2006 05 19 at 10:22 PM • permalink


    1. I think Kos looks like a slightly deranged Ray Romano, just about to go over the edge.

      Posted by JimC on 2006 05 19 at 10:55 PM • permalink


    1. Saw Kos on The Colbert Report. He reminded me of a fey, dissolute Roman boy-emporer.

      Posted by Dave S. on 2006 05 19 at 11:05 PM • permalink


    1. #8: I thought Ned looked a little like “Wilbur Post” . . . and come to think of it, Kos looks like his horse, Mr. Ed.

      Posted by paco on 2006 05 19 at 11:15 PM • permalink


    1. Check out that boom mike at 22 seconds in!

      Posted by Gun Crazy (dir. Joseph H. Lewis) on 2006 05 19 at 11:46 PM • permalink


    1. Dave S.

      Saw Kos on The Colbert Report. He reminded me of a fey, dissolute Roman boy-emporer.

      I think that effect is intentional.

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2006 05 20 at 12:22 AM • permalink


    1. Praetorians from the DLC to strike back in 5…4…3…

      Posted by PW on 2006 05 20 at 03:14 AM • permalink



    1. David Weigal at Hit & Run called it a homage to a classic Twisted Sister Video.

      Posted by Blue on 2006 05 20 at 07:58 AM • permalink


    1. Hmmmm.

      Saw Kos on The Colbert Report. He reminded me of a fey, dissolute Roman boy-emporer.

      Actually he reminded of that guy in the movie Heavy Metal:

      “She dies, he dies … everybody dies.”

      Posted by memomachine on 2006 05 20 at 12:40 PM • permalink


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