Mike McFadden's first major TV ad sparks "groin gate" debate [VIDEO]

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Nuts or guts? That's the question.
McFadden has apparently nailed down the all-important youth football player vote.
Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Mike McFadden's first ad, in which he touts how he once took out his son's stitches with his own hands because he was too cheap to take him to the doctor, left us scratching our proverbial head. His second offering has us Googling about hair transplants because we've just about scratched away all the damn stuff.

The spot, which according to the Strib is McFadden's "first broadcast ad" and will run on four local stations, culminates with the candidate getting punched by a child in his guts. Or was it actually his nuts?

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Without further ado, here's the video:



Controversy over which part of McFadden's anatomy the kid actually punched sparked "groin gate" on Twitter: But the McFadden campaign sought to clarify that Mike was punched in the gut, not the nuts: We have our doubts about Erickson's comment -- after all, whose voice gets all high like that after getting hit in the gut? -- but in any event, it probably should be noted that according to the Strib, McFadden shares a media consultant with the woman featured in this memorable memorable political spot out of Iowa:



Sigh... In this day and age of American politics, apparently any attention is good attention. That's the assumption Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls are running with, at least.

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17 comments
matthewklebe
matthewklebe

What a piece of crap.  The kid should have kicked him harder in the nuts for poor acting.  I will not support the GOP as long as they have "Tea Baggers" represent their party.  Pull the ad. I change the channel anytime that it appears. By the way, I love the lack of diversity on the football team.

benh
benh

Love the ad? Then you'll love this candidate too!

lucydarraharchibald
lucydarraharchibald

Appalling. If this ad is reflection of Mike McFadden ' s character he has lost votes before he has even begun. "OK, let's go out and kill somebody", a kick in the groin, kids laugh, he grins through the "pain" and says he approves this messsge. Well most of Minnesota doesn't. Pathetic and immature.

David Hlavac
David Hlavac

Better hope they paid to use the MNF music. Gonna hurt more than his groin if they didn't.

Nicole Wagner
Nicole Wagner

Just saw this for the first time 5 mins ago...I felt like I was watching an SNL sketch (new unfunny SNL, not old awesome SNL).

Chris Goyette
Chris Goyette

Al Franken's own ad where it said "Al Franken hates puppies..." remains to this day one of the most memorable ads in MN to me.

Dennis Ueland
Dennis Ueland

And we get closer to Idiocracy becoming a documentary.

Jonathan David
Jonathan David

The ad certainly doesn't do much to convey that he intends to be more serious Senator than Franken. Calling every scandal some type of "gate" is a cliche that should have died years ago. Using for something that isn't even scandalous is just silly.

Jennifer Volstad
Jennifer Volstad

Really? We want our kids hitting us and thinking it's funny? Second, did anyone notice how undiversified that team is?

Matthew Martin
Matthew Martin

With ads like this, maybe McFadden should hire Al Franken to write a few for him. I mean, they can't get any cheesier.

Kathleen Quist Johnson
Kathleen Quist Johnson

All this money wasted on these silly ads. Are they even effective? You know this guy has millions to spend on his campaign and this is what he comes up with? Politics is such a game now.

digitalprotocol
digitalprotocol topcommenter

there used to be a menards commercial with the old white haired fuck stepping on a rake and getting hit in the nuts. the he yells " me nards, me nards"

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

I'm glad you guys loved the ad.   I'm working for Mike McFadden and we can't tell you how proud we are of this ad.    I want the good people of Minnesota to show how much they love the ad and punch Mike McFadden in the groin whenever they see or meet him.  He loves it.   Especially if its a child.   Punch him right in the bean bag and say "do the same to Obamacare."   Remember folks let's punch Mike McFadden to end the tyranny of Al Franken and Obamacare.  

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