Republicans and Democrats disagree on pretty much everything. If the Democratic National Committee orders a tuna salad sandwich, the Republican National committee gets a BLT. If a Democrat says he's in favor of gun control, a Republican shoots him in the face. And so on. But everyone agrees that this ad the North Carolina GOP wants to show is a bad idea. Even ABC thinks the ad exceeds the bounds of good taste, and they brought us the Cavemen sitcom.
The big issue is the part where the announcer calls me too "extreme" for North Carolina, which most people think references the fact that I'm black. After watching it a few times, I guess I see their point. But when I first heard that there was an ad calling me extreme, I was like, Awesome, man.
See, I'm in touch with the young, hip people of today's America. And to them, "extreme" doesn't mean "bad," it means "good." Well, it does mean "bad," but the kind of "bad" that really means "good." The people who get called extreme are guys like Shawn White and Tony Hawk, role models for the young, hip people of today's America.
Rather than run away from this "extreme" thing, I think I should embrace it. How about an ad of me in a Blink 182 t-shirt (young people are really into "punk" music) looking at the camera like, "I've got attitude. Deal with it!" Then I punch the camera and it looks like I just broke your television.
Or we could do one where I'm climbing up a cliff, without any ropes, and then it zooms back to show that it's a really fucking big cliff that is like, rising above the clouds.