Everyone's known that guy. The one who always has something a little bit too weird to say around much younger women. Who thinks that they are a divine gift to all women, but are not exactly all that they think they are.
So what happens when that guy is the most powerful politician in his country?
To the lay observer, the entire Vladimir Putin ad campaign for president seemed to be based on two premises. Either he inspires young and attractive people to have sex with each other, or to have sex with him. Or at least tear their clothes off in honor of him.
This is no exaggeration. I am not making this up.
I think this is only legal in Lincoln County.
It actually gets more tasteless than the above.
Yup, this is it.
Maybe this is normal in Russia, and probably most of Europe for that matter, but to Americans this is really creepy. Basically a sixty year old bald guy is trying to perv on 19 year olds. And also control them through soft tyranny.
Imagine any American political figure running a campaign like this. These ads are more ridiculous than Saturday Night Live parodies. They also reflect Putin's utter contempt for his electorate.
After watching this, give me good old fashioned American mud slinging every time. At least they come within shouting distance of an issue every once in a while.
I'd even prefer a campaign like this: