Monday, August 07, 2006

Pump Up the Volume! Or Not.

Neighbors for a Better Montgomery (aka: NeighborsPAC) released their Montgomery County Council and County Executive endorsements last week, zeroing in on their perennial issue of developer campaign contributions. Now, they're showing a surprising bit of creativity and following up the endorsements with a web-based musical animation - the County Council Can Can.

Word of the cartoon is spreading quickly (it came up in conversation at today's DFMC picnic) and the local blogosphere is weighing in:
Hello, MoCo simply notes, "No matter what your political views are, this is pretty funny/bizarre/worth watching...."

Just Up the Pike laments, " vile this election season in Montgomery has gotten."

New MoCo Progressive raves that the clip " destined to become a classic" and " worth viewing at least three times."
I think it's funny and it tackles what is arguably (at least at this point) the dominant issue in this year's Council/Executive races, so you have to give Neighbors props for that.

I will point out however, that this is not the first animation to enter the fray of this MoCo election season. A while back County Executive candidate Bob Fustero created a short flick lampooning his two rivals for the Democratic nomination.

So, what do you think? Is the "Can-Can" a creative bit of campaigning on a legitimate issue? Is it bringing MoCo politics to a new low? Or is it so childish it should just be ignored?

Cross-posted on Political Yak.


Blogger OnBackground said...

I think it's funny and makes some good points. Getting most people to pay attention to the elections and getting them more than just the pap the candidates want them to know is a challenge. NeighborsPAC might make us pay attention with this.

8/07/2006 12:04:00 PM  

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