At the risk of bringing out the right-wing nutjobs, I mean enthusiasts, that for some reason read this blog, I have a story to tell. I worked for a month or two on Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, around the time of the Iowa caucuses. I wrote a bunch of TV scripts as well as about 200 slogans for the campaign, including 'Yes We Can' and 'A Politician We Can Believe In' (which the campaign appropriated to 'Change We Can Believe In.')
So I wrote all this stuff, and Obama won Iowa, but then a funny thing happened. The campaign basically said 'thanks, your work is done here.' It turns out when his campaign blew up, paradoxically the people running it felt they had to close ranks with who was doing their ads, which at the time were a handful of Chicago advertising-agency creatives like me, and replace them with a hack Washington agency that specialized in political work.
But I really enjoyed it, and I'm thinking when I get kicked out of the agency world, I'll open a political ad agency. If I did, I'd make ads like this. But oh, the clients.
Thanks to Rick Hamann for the tip.