President Obama’s recent trip to New Orleans was the last straw: “He delayed the trip, and then only stayed a day,” New Orleans native-turned-Chicago dentist William Dejean told The Daily Caller.
So what did Dejean do about it? He spent $5,000 on a “Hillary Clinton in 2012” television ad that began running in New Orleans on Wednesday.
The 30-second spot features patriotic music and white text floating against a background that seems to be going for a strobe light effect. It tells viewers that Clinton “has more experience working in and with the White House than most living presidents,” and “Let’s make sure the president we should have elected in 2008 will be on the ballot in 2012.”
“I’m just not happy with the current administration,” Dejean said. “The country is not going in the right direction.”
“And the country doesn’t have a future without the Clintons in my opinion,” he added. “Why not put them back in the White House?”
But when the 2010 midterm elections are still two months away, why run a presidential ad for 2012?
“I’m trying to get the momentum going. People are frustrated right now,” said Dejean, who originally planned to wait a year before running a Hillary ad. But President Obama’s brief visit to his native city spurred him into action.
“People are getting fed up. They can’t afford food and Michelle is spending all our money,” said Dejean, who seemed to be getting more fired up by the minute.
“The Clintons did a great job.”
Right now though, it is unlikely Dejean will get his wish. Clinton has repeatedly said she won’t seek the presidency again.
“I am very proud to support Barack Obama and I will continue to support Barack Obama,” she said last February while visiting Saudi Arabia.
Dejean, who admitted he does not know if Clinton will actually run in 2012, said he’s hoping to give her an incentive.
“I’m a dentist, I don’t know anything about being president. But it seems like Obama’s making bad decisions,” said Dejean.
“If Obama really cares about the country like he says he does, he won’t run again.”
So who would Dejean like to see on the ticket beside Hillary as her potential running mate in 2012?
“Bill Clinton!” he says without hesitation. “I originally wanted the ad to say “Clinton-Clinton 2012”.
Dejean’s ad is also slated to start running soon in New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.