October 15th, 2010
03:54 PM ET
4 years ago

Alaska's Miller channels 'Old Spice Guy' in new ad

(CNN) – In a quirky new ad, Alaska's Republican Senate nominee Joe Miller promises to go to Washington to restore "that thing you love called the Constitution."

Miller's ad is a spoof of the infamous "Old Spice" body wash commercial that features a handsome, deep-voiced man instructing men how to "improve their mansmells."

Though the original ad's towel-laden, horse riding, cliff diving actor Isaiah Mustafa, does not make an appearance, a Mustafa sound-alike makes the case for Miller as a war veteran and respected judge.

In the spoof, the smooth-voiced narrator also says, "Hello voters. Look at your ballot. Now look at him. This is Joe Miller. Now back to your ballot. You see his name. Now look at her. Now back to your ballot. Sadly, she is not on your ballot. Why? Because she lost."

"She" is veteran Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who lost Alaska's GOP primary to Miller in September, and is now running as a write-in candidate. Notably absent from the cheeky ad is any mention of Murkowski's name, which voters will have to write on the ballot.

Despite this disadvantage, a recent CNN/Time/Opinion Research Corporation poll showed Murkowski just two points behind Miller. The Democratic nominee, Scott McAdams, trailed Murkowski by 14 points, while four percent said they were either undecided or not supporting any of the three candidates listed in the survey.


Filed under: 2010 • Alaska • Joe Miller • Lisa Murkowski
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Voter

    Uh oh, Lisa is gaining steam in the polls... Palin's little pet is beginning to sweat! Ha!

    October 15, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  2. bad

    alaksa? really?

    October 15, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Old Spine should sue this yellow teeth backwoods hillbilly!

    October 15, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Sorry it's Old Spine – I was thinking about the spineless miller.

    October 15, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  5. Marie MD

    I did it again!!! OLD SPICE there!

    October 15, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  6. PalmReader

    Miller channels old-spice. Palin channels Reagan. Must be a TeaParty thingy.

    October 15, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. TOTAL FACT

    I am all for Mister Miller. He hit the nail on the head. It is our Constitution that has been destroyed and the greatest destroyer OBAMA must go. I agree with Palin in the comments above about Michelle Obama not ever thinking of good things about America. Is this what we need in the White House. OH but the Blacks say it's us Whites that just don't know about their poor education and one excuse after another. All i can say to that is WHY? Why are your children not going to school. Get out of the welfare lines and go to work. There is still employment out there if you want to work. It may be only a minimum pay job. But as a child I remember my father walking or catching a ride to the Talco Oil Fields to work in the slush pits all day into the night then walking or tryin to catch a ride home. All this was done for .50 cents a day. Don't tell me about hard times. Then you saying your blaming America for this. WHY. It wasn't us that stole you from a neighboring tribe and sold you into slavery. It was your brothers. You people don't do anything except sit around and slander people all day mostly whites for your troubles. Well brother and I call you brother because under the eyes of God we are all one. Unless we can see that there is no way in hades we will ever get together to become productive. You people are so color blind that you can't see what OBAMA really is. I was a Democrat but he changed me into something else I havn't decided yet. But it will not be a Democrat. They are immoral and Obama intends to destreoy us. I firmly believe he is a plant put here by the fanatic Muslim Terriost to destroy us. You people haven't seen trouble yet compared to what is going to befall upon you for what he has done already. You think he is your friend but buddy he is far from it. The truth be know is he hates you as much as he does the white blood running through his veins. Quit blaspheming Palin. She is the only one with a plan to turn this country around. SHE WILL GET MY VOTE.

    October 15, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  8. vic nashville tn

    Best race to watch on Nov 2nd Alaska senate race now the race is very close and three way

    Palin Back yard in trouble Karl Rove happy he didn’t like the “Buck Up” comment

    October 15, 2010 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  9. stufthis

    TOTAL FACT continues with TOTAL LIES! 'You People' is right out of the "How to be a Racist" book. I have seldom heard so much child like drivel in one post, so that is a accomplishment. While you celebrated Bush's wiretapping and raping the constitution, and danced to Bush destroying American Ideals with his torture and rendition, and putting our grandchildren in jeopardy with the republican culture of corruption and unfunded tax cuts, unfunded wars, unfunded drug program, unfunded bank bailouts, you subscribe to the republican legacy. Now you wingnuts have opened our elections to be purchased by foreign governments and business in order to ship American jobs overseas. I think you might be a domestic terrorist.

    October 15, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  10. moderate voter

    I miss the days of people saying support the government or you're a terrorist. It was only two years ago. Though I can't remember which party embraced that

    October 15, 2010 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  11. Steve (the real one)

    I miss the days of people saying support the government or you're a terrorist. It was only two years ago. Though I can't remember which party embraced that
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    Now its support the President or you're a racist. That is today! I darn sure can remember which party embraced that!

    October 15, 2010 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  12. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Miller spouts about the Constitution, yet seeks to trample over it by advocation of rewriting it to suit his radical right-wing agenda? If you respect the Constitution, then keep it as it is. Stop trying to rewrite the Constitution or revisit Supreme Court decisions from 40 years ago! The only ones that support tyranny are the Tea Party and right-wing extremists that want to force their fundamentalist agenda upon America. Get a life and stay out of our bedrooms, how we choose to worship or what Americans want to do in our own lives.

    October 15, 2010 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  13. LacrosseMom(real one)

    @ TOTAL FACT: First of all, stop yelling at us! State your "facts" clearly. Joe Miller is a total idiot and hypocrite. Miller complains about Unemployment Benefits being un-Constitutional, but......... Miller's wife received unemployment benefits!

    Miller complains and said, I quote "Medicare is generational welfare." But...... elderly members of the Miller family received Medicare benefits!

    "TOTAL FACT, you, GOP-Koch-TeaPartiers like to say "Constitution this......" and "Constitution ........that" but...... You would throw the U.S. Constitution away to get rid of a woman's freedom of choice; Rand Paul another GOP-Tea wants to get rid of Civil Rights, etc. Sen. Jim DeMint wants to take away the freedom of Gays and unwed mothers from being teachers!

    Looks like it is the GOP-Koch-TeaPartiers that want to damage the U.S. Constitution!

    October 15, 2010 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  14. informed voter

    TOTAL FACT is TOTALLY OFF HIS MEDS! " I firmly believe he is a plant put here by the fanatic Muslim Terriost to destroy us," he said of President Obama. I laughed out loud at that tid-bit of delusional tripe. President Obama has saved this country from the abyss that The Bush error had us heading towards. Yes, more money has been added to the national debt, but it was invested IN THIS COUNTRY! Not sent over seas to "nation build." He saved the auto industry, firefighters and teachers kept their jobs, the stock market has turned around, we are adding jobs, not bleeding them. Is there still more to do? Yes, but anyone who believes that we should hand back control to the party that drove us into a ditch is sadly misinformed, or just plain stupid.

    October 15, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  15. stufthis

    I see that there will be no increase in social security this year because the cost of living is lower than a year ago. President Obama is trying to off set that with a $250 one time payment to the seniors. However, republican opposition will stop it in the senate. It looks like the little old tea baggers are getting paid back for supporting the GOP.

    October 15, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |