“Yes, we can!”
Mexican soccer legend Cuauhtémoc Blanco has borrowed President Barack Obama’s campaign slogan…Well, not exactly.
Blanco’s Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidacy for mayorship of Cuernavaca has sparked numerous spoofs on social media. Now this fake campaign spot has Blanco promising to solve some of Cuernavaca’s most urgent issues, all while taking some shots at the country’s political class.
The spot claims Blanco is the best man for wiping out crime in Cuernavaca since he grew up in “the country’s most dangerous neighborhood,” referencing Tepito — a rough barrio in Mexico City known for its common robberies and counterfeit street markets (and where Blanco played many cascaritas).
The actor in the video also says, “In Mexico, the most dangerous criminals are those that are white-collar,” referencing the image of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari. The actor then alludes to Blanco’s honesty, saying he doesn’t need a collar because he “doesn’t have a neck.”
After some comedy bits, the ad seems to get serious and highlights that in the state of Morelos “more than 145 thousand people have not finished primary school.” The ad then offers another punchline, stating Blanco “is one of them.”
The actor rambles on, giving funny and random excuses as to why Blanco can change things, such as starring in his own telenovela. If you keep watching it gets hilarious, but too vulgar to cover in this medium.
The fake video’s humor could ultimately help Blanco’s candidacy. We Mexicans are widely known for laughing and poking fun at tragedy.