One of Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s many GOP primary challengers has launched an attack ad that must be making everyone else jealous for not having thought of it first.
Riffing on the pronunciation of the Speaker’s last name (as well as Boehner’s own efforts to make light of its occasional mispronunciation), Ohio GOP candidate J.D. Winteregg has a new anti-Boehner ad that parodies all the tired pharmaceutical come-ons for man pills on TV by prescribing voters a solution for “electile dysfunction.”
“If you have a Boehner lasting longer than 23 years, seek immediate medical attention,” the ad advises, portraying Winteregg as a conservative alternative to middle-of-the-road cronyism in the GOP.
The modest production values of the ad may serve to reinforce the high-school tone of its message, but we have to admit: it’s a funny bit. And, notwithstanding whether Winteregg is the right choice to replace Boehner, its criticism of the Speaker is well placed.