Monday, 15 February 2010

No more Plastic Dave posters?

Why CCHQ thought that making Dave look like something Pixar had generated was a good idea is beyond me. The poster was rightly parodied within hours, with more people now having seen versions of the parody than have seen the original.

Likewise Labour's Janus-faced Camera-On. Likewise CCHQ's tombstone.

Back in the days of 'Labour isn't working', that snaking dole queue looked down on us from hundreds of forty-foot poster sites across the capital; catch the 23 from Liverpool Street to Marble Arch and you'd have seen it a dozen times. No more it seems.

Now the parties only need release a poster on the interweb to get noticed; the real poster need only be on a cheap eight-sheet on a railway siding in Llandrindod Wells. Within minutes, parodies will be circulating via Twitter and Facebook. Once you recognise the parody for parody, you can guess at the original message, making an absorbing game for all the family out of election campaigning. Can't be bad.


Letters From A Tory said...

The poster was an absolute disaster. They should stop selling Brand Cameron all the time and focus on distancing themselves from Labour with solid policies.

They need voters to elect a Conservative government, not one airbrushed poster boy.

Furor Teutonicus said...

Same way the C.D.U campaigned in the recent German general elections.

No posters re POLICY, you know, that wee thing that we all EXPECT from political partys, but all carrying "I am Merkel, I am fucking GREAT!" pictures.

Seemed to work. She won.

Furor Teutonicus said...

I do not open any link from a fuckwit that is too much odfm an arseholing coward even to give a name.

Piss off.