The Obama team may have thought they were being cute with this ad, but it cannot be seen as anything but another sign of ineptitude.
The ad achieves a trifecta of failure. With its flippant attitude, it demeans the sexual experience. Then, by likening voting to a hook-up in the back of a car with some grease ball who says he “loves you” and a bottle of Thunderbird, it cheapens the electoral process. Finally, most people would vote for Romney or stay home after watching this nonsense. One could ask, “What was the Obama campaign thinking?” But obviously, like Lena Dunham when she lost her virginity, they must not have been thinking at all.
One could argue that the Obama campaign should continue to run the ad, as it will no doubt generate more Romney votes. However, Obama has done enough to demean the office of the presidency already. The ad simply needs to be pulled.
And yes, voting for Obama would be like hooking up in the back of a car with some grease ball who says he “loves you” and a bottle of Thunderbird. No one needed Dunham to remind them of that fact.