Strange but true: Rick Santorum channels Steve Jobs

“Arguably the most influential TV commercial ever is the minute-long ‘1984’ video that introduced the Macintosh computer during the third quarter of the Raiders-Redskins Superbowl on January 22, 1984,” James Fallows writes for The Atlantic. “On the remote chance that you haven’t seen it, it’s the second video embedded below.”

“Through the years that ad has spawned countless imitations, parodies, homages, and adaptations,” Fallows writes. “I do have to wonder what Steve Jobs would have thought if he had lived long enough to see the latest of them: the video below, which is Rick Santorum’s application of the 1984 motif in his campaign.”

Fallows writes, “The creator of Santorum’s recent ads is John Brabender, whom the Atlantic‘s own Joshua Green (now of Bloomberg BusinessWeek) profiled for us eight years ago. Ben Jacobs has a new story about him here.”

Apple’s “1984” TV ad:

Rick Santorum Campaign video:

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Santorum’s Campaign video seems more like Apple’s “Lemmings” TV spot than “1984.”

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Ottawa Mark” for the heads up.]

90 Comments

        1. Surely even conservatives cannot like this guy…he is an embarrassment spouting platitudes.

          I hate this concept of the only way to advance is not by promoting yourself and your vision/policies but by shitting on the other guy.

          Our conservative government here in Canada is bringing in this style of politics and it will bite them on the ass in the next election. We do not like that type of crap here no matter what your political stripe.

            1. Calling someone a commie…how quaint…how 50-60ish.

              Saying that you hate liberals underscores EXACTLY what the problem is in America today. Lack of dialogue (and in your case… intelligence)

      1. Since you are most likely white (as am I), oh how easy it is for you to say such a thing. White individuals do not have to consciously think about their race or anyone else’s due to the fact that they are in the privileged majority. If you were in any racial minority group, believe me race is something you would consciously think about on a daily basis.

        1. You liberal idiots claimed we all over the race thing now that comrade Maobama was mistakenly elected president. November will change that. Landslide loss for comrade Obaminidajad.

  1. In November the Republican Party strategists will be looking back and wondering how the Hell they blew this election so badly. It was theirs for the taking across the board, and yet with every passing week it’s looking like they’ve given up already.

      1. Stan, it’s not that you need not bother popping the champagne, more that you don’t need to buy it in the first place. It’s four more years of Obama for you my friend. Enjoy.

          1. LOL. Carry on Andrew. You and Rick Santorum can go out for nachos in December and discuss how someone as disappointing as Obama managed to get a landslide re-election victory.

            The sad thing for you both is that neither of you will realise that you’re the problem. Welcome to the margins boys. Hope you like it 😉

          1. As I’ve already posted Kendra there was a time when this election was the Republicans’ for the taking. Had SJ lived longer he’d have long realised that Obama is heading for a second term by default. And only because the Republicans have blown it so badly.

    1. You’re the extremist minority. Conservatives are the overwhelming majority as you will find out this November. The media will be doing everything in their power to make you commies think your a majority but that is pure propaganda. You libs love propaganda.

  2. I just want some administrator to do the job of government, like keep the pot holes filled, and quit trying to engineer a utopian, orderly life for everyone, or pass out favors to their friends. I hate this shit. Washington DC turns normal community-minded people into backstabbing, duplicitous, money-grubbing, idiot politicians with god-complexes. Nobody in their right mind will run for office, so this is what you get: extremists or the wealthy looking to trade cash for prestige This goes for Democrats and Republican, and every other wanna-be party.

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