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June 12, 2007

"and you are my fellow americans"

Ray Hopewood :: this might as well be a Saturday Night Live skit.


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Comments (32)

nice.

Posted by: Cherie at June 12, 2007 11:16 AM

He's even got 'edgy' fast cuts. and I like the way he insists I'm an american. Okay sir! You got me *looks for "Blu Ray" button*

Posted by: rumoko at June 12, 2007 11:53 AM

...mein liebes Freund'chen ;)

Posted by: Dough at June 12, 2007 12:22 PM

This may be the candidate who was sent from the future to usher in THE TERMINATOR future. -ulp-!

Posted by: Jeano at June 12, 2007 1:00 PM

Yup. It's a marketing campaign for a website, bigfix.com. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/06/09/BUG9VQC8QC1.DTL

Posted by: Chris at June 12, 2007 2:38 PM

Please tell me this isn't real....

Posted by: Jason at June 12, 2007 3:49 PM

is this for real? i want to fear him and yet...

Posted by: groonk at June 12, 2007 4:01 PM

I don't know if this guy is serious or not, but I think I have a slgnificantly better message and greater chance at being King of the United States in '08. And my stance on education is much better than his. www.jonjonesforpresident.com A joke? Maybe, but then, doesn't that also describe the current administration?

Posted by: MrPresident at June 12, 2007 5:14 PM

ROBOT!

Posted by: Sara at June 12, 2007 5:28 PM

Reminds me of trying to play Hamlet back in grade school.

Posted by: Jamma at June 12, 2007 6:19 PM

That's a joke right?
Forgive my ignorance but i'm swedish and can't keep track of all american comedians. ;)

Posted by: Mats at June 13, 2007 2:41 AM

I particularly like the "Buy Ray" option. I just hope different versions of him are available...

Posted by: Paperotta at June 13, 2007 8:42 AM

It's the campaign equivalent of search engine spam. "Technology" being the keyword of choice.
Isn't there something just a little bit "off" about having a big "BUY RAY" button on Ray's website. We know the president is for sale, but I prefer the lies to be more subtle than this guy's :)

Posted by: Master of Technology at June 13, 2007 11:07 AM

Aren't the Chinese already doing RIRA? Oh wait, that's just a dump.

Posted by: Elizabeth at June 13, 2007 12:08 PM

And thanks to cutting edge voting technology provided by Diebold, you can vote for him as many times as you want.

Posted by: Thomas at June 13, 2007 2:13 PM

Hahaha, that was brilliant... and technology.

Posted by: Christina at June 13, 2007 3:05 PM

I'm not one of his fellow americans... I feel slighted by his presumptuousness...

Posted by: Dan at June 13, 2007 7:02 PM

is this for real?

Posted by: benny at June 13, 2007 7:43 PM

I think that you have a point there. He's got all the gestures and movements of all Rich Little's politician moves at once!

Posted by: MrCorey at June 13, 2007 9:10 PM

Excellent. Mr. Technology has a Cafepress store. He couldn't come up with his own?

Posted by: Collin at June 13, 2007 10:24 PM

"Miriam! Get your patookets in here and get a gander at this guy! He says he understands all this newfangled techna-molology stuff!"
"Oooh!"
"Dadgummit I know who's getting MY vote!" *jabs remote control in general direction of tv set*

Posted by: Amy at June 13, 2007 11:12 PM

The merchandise does squeeze a few more laughs out of it. A campaign trail thong, I can see a few real candidates asking trusted advisers if they can sell those too. Yes. Skits are there.

Posted by: Boo at June 14, 2007 12:03 AM

Hey guys. It's obviously meant as a joke.
Watch some of his other clips, and you won't be in doubt.

He plans to collect old computers from people and use them to build a fence around all of the US, including Alaska and Hawaii to keep out illegal immigrants :-)

Posted by: Martin at June 14, 2007 9:05 AM

For someone tauting technology you would think he'd have that video stream better. That guy is almost as scary as Bush.

Posted by: Frank Emanuel at June 15, 2007 8:36 AM

Hah! Pure brilliance!

Posted by: Jess at June 15, 2007 8:48 AM


Greetings from Vienna, Austria.

We love what you are doing for us (evil Austrian Grin : ) )

Posted by: Helga Ursula Kraus-Meeder at June 16, 2007 9:00 AM

I love viral marketing. :D
Good thing Ray is bringing along technology. :D

Posted by: Acrylicana at June 16, 2007 1:34 PM

Just a quick word from the other side of the pond.

OF COURSE IT ISN'T REAL!!

Posted by: Limey Guy at June 16, 2007 3:49 PM

genius.
if he'd just tossed the trendy mktg magic of "green" somewhere into his shtick (i.e., leading our nation through greener technological solutions--helping american men and women find their green-spot...) he might've actually had a fighting chance...

Posted by: coolsara at June 17, 2007 11:24 PM

Posted by: Steve at June 18, 2007 11:21 AM

It's about time we learn to take heart and soul out of the presidency and rely solely on technology. You go Ray!

Posted by: Mac-Sage at June 20, 2007 11:11 AM

To the commenter who is seeking Ray Hopewood's environmental positions, please see http://www.bigfix.com/rayhopewood/news-hopewood-a-greenback-candidate.php
He is green. And these colors don't run!

Posted by: Ray IS Green at June 22, 2007 2:51 PM

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