McCain Ad Mocks Hayworth Over Birthers, Vampires

Spoof spot casts rival as right-wing loony
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2010 1:20 AM CDT
Updated Apr 13, 2010 6:52 AM CDT

(Newser) – JD Hayworth is a "birther" who believes Dracula is real and thinks gay marriage will lead to weddings between men and horses, according to a spoof ad from John McCain's Senate campaign. The web video—possibly the funniest of the midterm election season so far—seeks to portray McCain's Republican rival as belonging firmly to the right's lunatic fringe, The Hill reports.

"I've committed to exposing the secret Kenyan birthplace of the president of the United States," says the actor portraying Hayworth in the ad. "Second, I've stood up against the grave threat of man-horse marriage. Third, I believe that Dracula is real." It concludes with "Hayworth" vowing to tackle "our most pressing national security threat" over footage from Mars Attacks.

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