Political campaigns often run into trouble using stock photos and video footage that undermine their messages, and it’s funny every time. A weird new ad from presidential candidate and Florida Senator Marco Rubio is no exception. The spot is called “Morning Again in America,” and seems to have been written by the emo grandchild of whoever wrote Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” speech, with a little help from Sarah Palin on the last line:
“Why would we ever want four more years again of that?”
Yes, why would we ever also too want that?
Among the ad’s many problems, like the weirdly shoehorned-in reference “this afternoon, almost 6,000 men and women will be married,” the opening shot is of the skyline of Vancouver, Canada. Flagged by Buzzfeed, and confirmed by the Canadian Broadcasting Company, the gaffe oribably should have been caught by whichever editor failed to notice that the tugboat in that shot is flying a Canadian flag.
It’s not a total loss, though. The Rubio campaign can still retool it onto an attack ad against Ted Cruz.
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