Best Gubernatorial Campaign Ephemera

North Carolina will officially welcome its new governor into office this weekend. In honor of this event I thought I would share a few of my favorite pieces of gubernatorial campaign ephemera from 2008. I’ll post about my favorite Democratic ad tomorrow, but one of my favorites from the Republican end of the spectrum is this one:

It was created by RGA North Carolina 2008 PAC, a political action committee created by the Republican Governor’s Association. What struck me first about this ad’s image is that it is obviously at least four (and quite possibly five) images blended together to make one composite. You can click on the image to get a closer look. The different levels of focus, varying degrees of pixelation, and strange white marks around components give it away…and having the man on the left “climbing” over the velvet rope did nothing to make it look more authentic. Quality aside, however, the image certainly gets the group’s point across about a hot-button topic.

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