Barack Obama’s six month presidency can be interpreted any number of ways, but I think we can at least all agree on one simple fact: Obama’s impact on the world of local commercial impersonators is absolutely unprecedented.
Below, a list of ten commercials abusing Obama’s likeness that really sold me on their product, because I just love Obama so much, seeing any black guy with short hair in a suit reading copy off a prompter instantly convinces me of anything. Let the Obama-sploitation begin…
10. Ford of Champaign
Think we can film him from even further away? He’s starting to almost not look unlike the president…
9. Indonesian Heartburn Relief
The Secret Service Guys are really on top of things…
8. Horizon Screen Printing
The impression’s a little too accurate for me to be totally convinced, but I’m a big fan of the “no graphics, logo, phone number, etc” approach.
7. Chrysler Radio Ad
6. Live! Casino
A preview of Obama’s first State Of The Union Address. Both the audio and the camera angles.
5. Chia Obama
It’s real audio, but I didn’t realize Obama was talking about a Chia Pet that whole time. I’m voting for him again this year, somehow.
A submission for the Denny’s “Vote For Real Breakfast” Contest. It didn’t win.
3. Ford of Champaign II
I’m starting a “Concerned Car Dealer Man” Supporting Actor Oscar campaign. Who’s on board?
2. Central Kia
Wow, this car dealer actually got the real Obama! I’m impressed.
1. Japanese E-Mobile Monkey
Ooooooohhhhhhhh kayyyyyyy………….. are we sure this isn’t an ad for the Post?
Other Obama-sploitation ads? Leave ‘em in the comments.