Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mitt Romney presidential ad on GameTrailers

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It appears former one-term governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate Mitt Romney is looking to recruit gamers for his campaign and help raise funds as this ad we captured off of GameTrailers (while reviewing the Ratchet & Clank videos) clearly shows. Allow us to refresh your memory if you don't remember that presidential candidate Romney is "deeply troubled" by the culture our children grow up in today. Using a dirty ocean as a metaphor, Romney says, "I'd like to see us clean up the water in which our kids are swimming. I'd like to keep pornography from coming up on their computers. I'd like to keep drugs off the street. I'd like to see less violence and sex on TV and in video games and in movies. If we get serious about this we can actually do a great deal to clean up the water in which our kids and grandkids are swimming."

It is interesting that this ad pops up on a site that proudly displays clips of those violent video games and has a viewership that likes them too. We have no idea how the advertising process works at GameTrailers, for all we know we could have that ad pop up soon on our own pages, but how times have changed to see political ads on video game sites. We know the average gamer's age has skewed higher in recent years, we just don't know if it's necessarily skewed to helping Mitt Romney become President of the United States. Oh, and before the conservatives get all uppity, yes we will laugh when we see Hillary Clinton ads as well -- although she has tried to change in the last year.
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[via] Joystiq

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