Whalen TV ads pitch Whalen... or pork chops?
Have you seen the new spots being run by Iowa 1st district candidate and Iowa Machine Shed restaurateur Mike Whalen?
I'm not sure if it would inspire me to vote for him, but it sure makes me hungry.
The spot seems to feature equal parts Whalen and tantalizing close ups of the signature dish at his restaurants, thick pork chops, with the hook being that he doesn't favor pork unless it's the kind you can buy at his restaurants. (though he never mentions the restaurants explicitly, it's impossible to miss the connection.)
No wonder there's been grousing that he's mixing advertising for his businesses with his campaign.
Every time I see the ad, I really don't notice Whalen as much as I get a craving for a big pork chop, proving that the guy didn't become a gazillionaire for nothing.