Judd Weiss: John McAfee / Judd Weiss Presidential Campaign Ad

John McAfee is seeking the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, and Judd Weiss is McAfee’s preferred candidate for vice-president. The delegates to the national convention will choose the presidential and vice-presidential candidates over Memorial Day weekend in Orlando, Florida.

13 thoughts on “Judd Weiss: John McAfee / Judd Weiss Presidential Campaign Ad

  1. Shivany Lane

    Color me impressed. It might not be good for people with certain conditions where rabid flashing ca be a problem. (smile)
    I like the new branding too. It speaks to the unity of the party, something the big two lack considerably.

  2. robert capozzi

    Appealling to Ron Paul supporters who smoke?

    Pretty good production values, but I dunno, I’m not seeing a lot of persuasion here. Why should someone vote McAfee/Weiss, exactly? Because I’m a post-modern hipster?

  3. Andy

    “robert capozzi
    April 12, 2016 at 20:32
    Appealling to Ron Paul supporters who smoke?

    Pretty good production values, but I dunno, I’m not seeing a lot of persuasion here. Why should someone vote McAfee/Weiss, exactly? Because I’m a post-modern hipster?”

    Different style ads appeal to different people. I think that this ad is geared towards modern hipster types. I thought that the ad was good for what it is.

  4. langa

    Did anyone else notice the image of Petersen flashing his “Stand with Rand” t-shirt? Seems kind of odd. Or maybe it’s some kind of subliminal message?

  5. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    I didn’t notice Austin’s image the first time I watched this, but I did the second. I admit that it made me smile.

    I highly doubt that it was accidental. Judd is coming to our meeting tomorrow night, and perhaps I’ll have time to ask him!

  6. Avens O'Brien

    “I didn’t notice Austin’s image the first time I watched this, but I did the second. I admit that it made me smile.

    I highly doubt that it was accidental. Judd is coming to our meeting tomorrow night, and perhaps I’ll have time to ask him!”

    Unity. That even Austin fans, or Rand or Ron fans, should take a look at the McAfee campaign. This is where we all come together.

  7. robert capozzi

    I wonder if the hipsters find this compelling or intriguing.

    Even Bernie’s ad with the Simon & Garfunkel song had something of a message. Or am I just showing my age?

  8. Thomas L. Knapp

    Bob,

    Gotta agree with you here. I understand concerns about weighing an ad down with TOO MUCH message, but this one didn’t seem to convey any significant messaging at all. Nice and flashy. I kind of expected it to end with a picture of a new cell phone model, or perhaps with showtimes for an action/drama series geared toward millennials on a cable network. Not really seeing where it gets anyone to a campaign web site. Or to a polling place.

  9. Andy

    So John McAfee is claiming that he will stay with the Libertarian Party if he does not win the presidential nomination, unless Gary Johnson wins the nomination.

    So what did Johnson do to get McAfee so riled up that he says that he will quit the party if Johnson is nominated?

    Also, is he serious that he’d support any other the other candidates, including some of the oddball ones, like US Cavalry guy, etc…?

    I can understand being upset a a choice in who the presidential candidate is, but even so, there is a lot more to the Libertarian Party than just the presidential campaign. There are people out there like myself, who are serious about the long term success of the party, so we have not quit just because we were not happy with a presidential candidate.

    If Johnson gets nominated, couldn’t McAfee just not support Johnson, but still stick with the party and support some of our down ticket candidates, and then work to try to get a better presidential candidate in 2020?

  10. Darcy G Richardson

    “Even Bernie’s ad with the Simon & Garfunkel song had something of a message. Or am I just showing my age?” — Robert Capozzi

    No, Bob, you’re not showing your age. That’s a great song with a timeless message. The original version used in Iowa was really good, as was the recently revised version — displaying a little more diversity — that made its debut in New York last week.

    If Bernie’s handlers were really smart they would re-cut the ad once again for next Tuesday’s primary in Pennsylvania — this time including the greatest Simon & Garfunkel line of all:

    “Cathy, I said as we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh…”

    As a young 14 and 15-year-old, I boarded many Greyhound buses in the Steel City. It was the only way to get to and from a Pittsburgh Pirates game from my small town in northwest Pennsylvania, or to occasionally watch the Iron Dukes of Duquesne — a Division I basketball power in those days — play in the old Civic Arena.

    A manufacturing marvel that was the envy of the world before the deliberate, decades-long Wall Street-orchestrated deindustrialization of the United States — an oligarchy-fostered initiative vigorously promoted by Hillary’s husband in his support of NAFTA and other disastrous trade deals — Pittsburgh had a maverick mayor in those days, a guy who upset the Democratic organization in 1969 by putting together an unlikely coalition of Eugene McCarthy’s liberal, antiwar constituency and the blue-collar supporters of George Wallace’s reactionary, anti-establishment third-party candidacy a year earlier. It was an improbable alliance, but the late Pete Flaherty — my all-time favorite Pittsburgh mayor — somehow made it work in defeating the city’s Democratic machine.

    Those days are gone forever, but the yearning for a return to those seemingly balmier times continues to linger in the hearts and minds of millions of middle-aged and older Americans.

    Bernie Sanders captures it perfectly.

    Like Cathy and her traveling companion in the Simon & Garfunkel song, millions are still looking for that lost America…a country that once had a productive economy and a sense of destiny, but — sadly — no longer exists.

    We just wish it did.

    You’re right, Robert. The Sanders ad has a compelling and powerful message.

    I’m not sure I can say the same thing about the McAfee ad.

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