January 4, 2016

Trump Ad Numero Uno: Smart Enough to Use Black and White

Commentary by Scott Adams at Dilbert:

My overall grade for the ad is A++++. It might go down in history as one of the best political ads of all time. I’ll break it down.

1. It is horrifingly racist FEELING to some people, and scary, and that is enough to keep it in the news and click-worthy forever. Literally. Your great-grandkids will be studying this ad in history class. This is an intentional part of the ad’s design, and perfectly executed.

2. The best part of the persuasion is cleverly concealed in all that noise. The most active part is the part you probably think is nothing but bad writing. It sounds too folksy, and out of place against the seriousness of the background images. That’s why those words stick out like a dollar on the sidewalk. Here is the active part of the persuasion:

“…until we figure out what’s going on.”
Trump’s First Ad (Master Persuader Filter) | Scott Adams Blog

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 4, 2016 5:15 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Salesman to the front. Makes Obammy look like a piker at persuasion. Love it.

Yesterday or the day before I went looking for this ad, and found the Trump channel on You Tube. I watched it halfway through until it became evident that it was a Bernie Sanders ad. Typical commie BS. How's your integrity, Bernie? Not like mine, I don't think. More like Stalin's.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at January 4, 2016 5:43 PM

Trump approving the ad before instead of after caught my attention, but after watching the rest I felt less inclined to support him. Big bunch of nothing. Shame that, I'd like to support the guy and keep hoping he will improve. YMMV.

Posted by: chuck at January 4, 2016 6:58 PM

"Make America Great Again"


I don't give one shit about the idea of america.
It is a hollow concept that grows criminal tendrils.
I care about people, but only those that are willing to do.

Trumps message works for 2 reasons:
1) Most people are too lazy to think.
2) He is way more right than whoever is in 2nd place.

But he is still way wrong.

The person that says he will lay down his life in defense of individual rights will be the first person ever to get my vote.

Short of that I guess I will be content to spend the rest of my days here in Criminalville with the rest of ya.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 4, 2016 7:18 PM

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Scottish, English
PRONOUNCED: DAHN-əld (English)
Meaning & History
From the Gaelic name Domhnall which means "ruler of the world", composed of the old Celtic elements dumno "world" and val "rule". This was the name of two 9th-century kings of the Scots and Picts. It has traditionally been very popular in Scotland, and during the 20th century it became common in the rest of the English-speaking world. This is the name of one of Walt Disney's most popular cartoon characters, Donald Duck...

Deal with it!

Posted by: G6loq at January 4, 2016 7:48 PM

This is the most fun I've ever had in an election cycle -- and I mean ever! A lot of this fun comes from reading dour commentary from people who hate my candidate but can't get away from the fact that he's probably going to win -- the whole Magoo!

So, lighten up y'all! Listen to Trump stump and I guarantee you will start having fun too!

Posted by: AbigailAdams at January 4, 2016 8:01 PM

Trump works because he keeps the message simple. He doesn't dwell on specifics which makes everyone react to his actions. He is so far ahead in the OODA loop no one has a chance of catching up.

It will be Trump in a landslide.

Bill Henry

Posted by: Bill Henry at January 4, 2016 9:44 PM

Someone who groks the OODA loop. Trump is indeed far ahead and always seems to act before the others have even begun to observe. I can't imagine Hillary, or her metrosexual advisors, even knowing what OODA means, let alone getting what is going on.

Posted by: Chuck at January 5, 2016 5:41 AM

The fact that self-proclaimed Socialist, Bernie Sanders is even taken seriously by more that two percent of the public does not speak well for the common sense level of this nation. Looking at the recent track record of Socialism in Venezuela, Argentina and Brazil should make people reel. Somehow the facade of free shit for nothing resonates with the stupid class in this country.

I cannot help myself by am pulled like a magnet to see the face of any driver that actually has the balls to put a BERNIE sticker on his car. Is he/she just an idiot or did they simply lose a bet? Rhetorical question of course.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at January 5, 2016 6:35 PM