The World’s Most Bizarre Political Ads

Hermain Cain’s somewhat unusual ads have inspired some to come up with all-time lists of bizarre political ads from the U.S.. I wonder if we could use the collective wisdom of readers to find some of the most bizarre political ads across the globe. I accept nominations in the comments.

I nominate this ad from Rita Verdonk’s Trots op Nederland (Proud of the Netherlands). She was a cabinet minister and leader of what once was a prominent opposition party, until voters forced her into retirement. The ad is horrific on so many levels that it is hard to do justice in words. Watch and weep.

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

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Erik Voeten

Erik Voeten is the Peter F. Krogh associate professor of geopolitics and global justice at Georgetown University.