Bernie Sanders has released a new feel-good campaign ad that makes the classic hand-in-hand Coca-Cola ads of the ’70s look downright cynical. Rather than buying the world a Coke (which should be free, by the way), Sanders employs “America” by Simon and Garfunkel to serve as the soundtrack to a country of bucolic beauty, bustling small businesses, and lots and lots of hugs.
The new Bernie Sanders ad is fire. https://t.co/08Dwha2qJ1
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) January 21, 2016
Now THAT'S what I call a campaign ad… https://t.co/dWGrXdN3OG
— Rusty Horn (@hamnbiskits) January 22, 2016
Of the exterior shots in the new Sanders ad, I count 12 rural, 4 urban (1 barely), and 2 suburban. His appeal more nostalgic than Trump’s!
— David Frum (@davidfrum) January 21, 2016
The Sanders Ad Is Brilliant Because It Normalizes Socialism https://t.co/s7N8KnjN8L
— National Review (@NRO) January 22, 2016
The new Sanders ad is actually deeply revealing. Post coming soon.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) January 21, 2016
We can understand if the sight of a live cow confounds Beltway insiders, but David Brock, founder of the pro-Hillary Clinton super-PAC Correct the Record, said the ad paints a “bizarre” picture of America. “From this ad it seems black lives don’t matter much to Bernie Sanders,” he added.
Bernie Sanders’ ad is whiter than the Oscars.
— Mr M80 (@Epigrammist) January 22, 2016
And yet, it’s not as white as the Democrat candidates for president, including those who have since dropped out.
Sanders certainly encountered friction early on in the campaign cycle with #BlackLivesMatter, whose members interrupted his appearance at Netroots Nation and hijacked his campaign rally in Seattle. But by September, Sanders was holding an hour-long meeting with #BlackLivesMatter’s DeRay Mckesson and entourage to discuss the criminal justice reform initiative known as Campaign Zero.
Wow. After Brock comments on lack of diversity in Sanders' ad, Sanders spox says Clinton "should be ashamed of her association with Brock."
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) January 21, 2016
@danmericaCNN Have to agree, David Brock is a pretty poor surrogate who isn't really helping Hillary
— Matthew Kitson (@mwk89) January 22, 2016
I don't see anything wrong said, except the absurd lack of diversity comment. Brock is a slime-ball who spews bullshit.
— DeiCntrl (@DelCntrl) January 22, 2016
@danmericaCNN Let's be clear, Brock said that black lives don't matter to Sanders. I'm pretty sure THAT is why their response is harsh.
— Alan Kestrel (@AlanKestrel750) January 22, 2016
@danmericaCNN Stop lying, he didnt say "that ad lacks diversity" He said Bernie doesnt care about black lives.. TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
— FlyingRock505 (@FlyingRock505) January 22, 2016
— beau burdett (@garbagesalmon) January 22, 2016
— CalithThorn (@PCalith) January 22, 2016
— Reid Dickson (@Reid8470) January 22, 2016
@danmericaCNN Lol, blame Iowa for being mostly white people. Sanders camp TOTALLY should've paid some BLACK people to be in the ad! /sarcasm
— Alex Berish (@AlexBerish) January 22, 2016
@JGreenDC Brock gonna Brock
— GayPatriot™ (@GayPatriot) January 21, 2016