Thursday, October 30, 2008
This is a cola nut.
Oh, more than 35 years ago, Geoffrey Holder starred in a series of memorable commercials for the soft-drink 7-Up.
"These are a cola nuts," he would say, holding up small brown cola nuts. "These on the other hand, are un-cola nuts," Holder would say, holding a lime and a lemon. He continued. "...As you can see, they're a bit different from cola nuts." (You can watch the spot here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JinBKqSCSac&NR=1
It occurred to me tonight watching Obama's TV special that he is the un-cola. And he has, for nearly two years now, followed the un-cola strategy. Looks different. Is proud of his difference. Is different.
It's a strategy that in the long-run never really worked for 7-Up. We'll see how it does for the un-cola candidate.
Posted by george tannenbaum at 3:47 AM