Florida Political Commercial Attacks Autonomous Cars

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

Autonomous cars are instruments of the Devil and they need to be kept off the road. They commit wicked acts like driving blind people on errands.

We should all vote against any politician short-sighted enough to support mobility for the disabled or at least that’s along the lines of what a new political attack ad from Florida is suggesting. Paid for by the Committee to Protect Florida, the ridiculous ad shows the evil autonomous car cutting off an older pedestrian using a walker while running through a stop sign.

As the lambasting continues, an audio clip of Jeff Brandes saying he had to convince the senate autonomous cars aren’t witchcraft. Loopy political ads are nothing new and rarely more than fodder for late night acts like The Daily Show and The Colbert Report where the hosts take pot shots at foolish mudslinging, but this one does that all by itself. Despite being made to look like a “driverless car,” there isn’t even a passenger in the clip below.

Funniest of all, the car is missing the sensors found on legitimately autonomous vehicles. The truth is that ads like this are meant to scare elderly voters into opposing driverless vehicles despite the fact that they make up the demographic that would likely benefit most.

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Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> looking for a good car conversation. Find Luke on <A title="@lukevandezande on Twitter" href="http://twitter.com/lukevandezande">Twitter</A> and <A title="Luke on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/112531385961538774338?rel=author">Google+</A>.

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  • GreatTVdude GreatTVdude on Sep 06, 2012

    This is pathetic! Shame on them for lying to people. I will be sure Jeff Brandes gets the vote of everyone I know. If this is the campaign Jim Frishe has running for him, regardless if he is behind it or not, what does this say about Florida's future if we vote for him? Are we going to keep Florida from moving forward over false scare tactics? I hope this group loses every cent they were given, closes up shop, and is never heard from again. Liars do not deserve to run our state. If you're elderly and see this ad, know that it is not the truth. Do you really want to elect a liar? Vote for Jeff Brandes and you won't have to walk across that street because you can be in the car that is driving you. This technology can make your life so much easier.