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August 15, 2008

Air Robinson Hits Ohio

Our friends at Swing State Project alerted us to a great web video from businessman David Robinson's campaign in Ohio. With a name like David Robinson, one might expect a 7'1" squared-off haircut with great defensive skills. So, if you're a bald guy who looks significantly shorter than seven feet tall, why not have a little fun?

Robinson's send-up of an old Air Jordan ad made us chuckle, including, of course, the monster dunk from the free throw line at the end. It may not have been The Admiral's style, but it caught our eye:

Robinson, a Democrat, is running an uphill battle against four-term Rep. Pat Tiberi in a district that takes in the northeast suburbs of Columbus. Tiberi faced a well-funded challenger in ex-Rep. Bob Shamansky in 2006, but even in a bad year for Republicans he pulled off a solid 57%-43% win.