In my almost infallible election prediction, I mentioned that Democrats are becoming so unhinged, they could make matters worse. I think this already infamous ad makes matters worse.
So the Obama campaign wants us to think voting for The One is like sex? Really? REALLY?
Leaving aside the disturbing cult of personality displayed in the ad (And do note an analogous Putin ad over at Hot Air.), it is a combination of desperation and poor judgement. It obviously tries to renew the tingly feelings of those misguided youth who voted for Obama in 2008. But it is just as likely to remind them that they voted for Obama, and he, well, screwed them. The ad practically begs for that interpretation, especially in irreverent youthful minds.
It makes Obama look that much more unpresidential during a time when Romney has established himself as presidential. It is more likely to offend rather than win undecided voters. It will further alienate older voters and Black churchpeople, with whom he is already on thin ice with his support of gay marriage. (Yes, I know Obama will take the Black vote. But any defection or failure to turn out hurts him. Tepidness in Black support could doom him.)
I really cannot see any scenario in which this ad helps Obama more than it hurts him. And, yes, it does reek of desperation. This ad may contribute to Obama . . . doing himself in.