Cox, Suckers!

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I mention in my Ames write-up that John Cox—the far-and-away loser of the Straw Poll—immediately preceded Ron Paul. I didn't mention the jaw-droppingly weird video that hijacked the megascreens during his introduction.

The tiny crowd in front of the stage seemed to like it. I think a montage of Cox baby photos and Herb Alpert songs would have been less embarrassing.

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  1. I’ve never heard of this guy. Wow.

    I hope he didn’t actually pay to have this produced.

  2. And replacing the montage of baby photos with the cover art from Herb Alpert’s “Whipped Cream & Other Delights” would certainly be more entertaining.

  3. WTF? What’s with the stormtrooper in one of the head-shot boxes around the 1:15 mark?

  4. lunchstealer,

    I can only guess that that’s part of the clone army he’s defneding us from.

  5. Here is a serious question: can parties stop people from filing as a Republican or whatever party they want to? If so, why wouldn’t the decertify a guy like this?

  6. Dazed and Confused now. What was that all about.

  7. http://www.blogforcox.com/2007/08/10/music-video/

    The Cox campaign explains the presence of the stormtrooper.

    Kind of.

  8. Why a campaign song based on a number by a Brit band? Aren’t American musicians and comnposers good enough for Cox?

  9. “But the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.”

  10. Coming this summer to a theater near you…

    From Cox-Gravel Studios…

    More strange, creepy videos!

  11. blogforcox.com

    Heh, heh

  12. Wow, I never Zeppelin was so xenophobic.

  13. never Zeppelin

    Oops, “never knew Zeppelin”.

  14. why wouldn’t [the Republican Party] decertify a guy like this?

    HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! GOOD ONE!

  15. If I was into Cox I’d have gone for this:
    http://www.rathergood.com/gaybar/

  16. NoStar – wake up! The Brits have been happily taking jobs from honest, hard working, salt-of-the-earth American rockers for decades! This country of ours is literally hemorrhaging trashed hotel rooms and heroin-fueled 30-city tours. Mark my words, once Springsteen kicks the bucket, we will be left with nothing but a giant sucking sound coming from concert halls and stadiums from sea to shining sea.

  17. Why a campaign song based on a number by a Brit band? Aren’t American musicians and comnposers good enough for Cox?

    So, uh, what are trying to tell me here, little man, that you don’t like Zep?

  18. It’s not that weird. It’s only strange because it comes from a virtual unknown.

  19. Cox has to be the most insane candidate in the list, and his fundraising sux.

    A bit of research shows that he’s raised about $13K in 17 months of campaigning.

    At this rate, he’ll catch up to Romney just before the 2052 election. Of course, both will be long since dead of old age by then.

    I agree with the post above. There’s no need for the GOP to allow non-candidates to buy their way into the race.

    It’s bad enough Mitt did it. But at least Mitt has won an election. This Cox sucker hasn’t bothered to even do that.

  20. Okay, “The Immigrant Song” by Led Zep. I get it.

    What’s Cox’s stand on the Drug War? Because based on this video, I’m confident that at least some of the people working on his campaign are regular pot smokers.

  21. Stevo,

    I understand that the rest of the staffers are rambling on to some sort of stairway to heaven. I don’t know about you, but it makes me wonder. It really makes me wonder.

  22. What’s Cox’s stand on the Drug War? Because based on this video, I’m confident that at least some of the people working on his campaign are regular pot smokers.

    Ha!

    I tried to find the answer to this, but when I called his campaign office, I got two interns and a goat, none of which were quite sure who Cox was.

  23. Reprehensible message, but you’ve got to give the dude credit for honesty about his agenda — Tancredo Heavy TM.

    Wonder if Zeppelin is gonna sue him for copyright infringement?

  24. FYI, the “Immigrant Song” is about a draft dodger going to Canada.

    When I was in Canada briefly during the Vietnam War, some people I was visiting played the song, and I told them what it was about. After that, they would play it in my honor whenever I visited them.

  25. FYI, the “Immigrant Song” is about a draft dodger going to Canada.

    Umm, where did you hear that? If you read the lyrics, they are quite clearly about Viking raiders.

  26. Gene,

    Are you sure? It sounds pretty explicitly like a song about Vikings. Note that the first line refers to them coming from the land of ice and snow. And the reference to Valhalla. I mean, I understand that there could be a double meaning, but I don’t see any draft dodger stuff in there. Could be my densitude coming out.

  27. Gene,

    I suggest you hurry up and add that explanation to the Wikipedia entry so you can point to it as proof…

  28. Yeah, it falls firmly within the Zeppelin genre of “high-pitched squeals that vaguely resemble Tolkein or something kinda Norse-ish.”

  29. Pro Libertate: I understand that the rest of the staffers are rambling on to some sort of stairway to heaven. I don’t know about you, but it makes me wonder. It really makes me wonder.

    Hey, hey — what can I do?

    It makes me wonder, too. In fact, I — WHOA! What the hell is that bustle in my hedgerow??!!

  30. oh thit

    PL, that was funny.

    p.s. Dave, the post title was pretty crummy.

  31. how perplexing. did he approve that? thank you for that. I can now completely write him off as a moonbat. and to think he almost had me with his involvement in fireworks for kids.

  32. It look like he’ll have to take up a lightsaber and defend the Mexican border himself.

  33. It’s okay, Stevo, it’s that lady who knows about glittery substances. Some of which are not, in fact, gold.

  34. The tune has come to me at last.

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