(Liberty Bell) – One of the best, most effective methods to get your political message out to the masses during an election year is through the use of advertisements. Yes, we all know it can be annoying to get constantly bombarded by these ads and the mudslinging is at times incredibly draining and taxing on the nerves, especially when you have a healthy distrust of anyone serving in public office.
However, every once in a great while, a political ad comes along that is so awesome, so amazing, so well put together and creative, that it demands you pay attention to it. Well, we have one such ad to discuss right here in this article.
In fact, the ad, starring Rep. Dan Crenshaw, might just be the greatest political ad ever created in human history. Yes, this is hyperbole, but there’s a pretty big grain of truth mixed in too.
The ad itself is done in the style of “Mission Impossible” and features Crenshaw and former Navy SEALS. If that doesn’t pull you in, what will?
Titled “Texas Reloaded,” the nearly four minute video is arguably better than today’s action films being put out by liberal Hollywood, as the former Navy SEAL who lost his eye while fighting in Afghanistan embarks on a mission to form an exceptional team of congressional candidates to “save Texas.”
Crenshaw takes advantage of his misfortune in combat, portraying an optical scanner under the signature eyepatch he wears, which takes the ad to a whole other level.
The New York Post describes the awesome production here:
The ad opens at 5 a.m. in the “Crenshaw Command Center,” where the former Navy SEAL and first-term congressman tears open an envelope marked “Top Secret.” […]
“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to save Texas,” intones a posh, British voiceover as the music swells and Crenshaw boards a plane, wearing a parachute and fatigues.
“To do so, you must recruit an exceptional team of congressional candidates,” the voiceover continues. “The nation’s future is dependent upon your success.”
Crenshaw is then seen airdropping into Houston to obtain his first recruit, Wesley Hunt.
“I’m putting a team together, Wesley. You in?” Crenshaw asks.
The production value on this ad is absolutely stellar. It’s hard to believe this is a commercial for a political candidate. If you want to reach people with your message, you have to grab their attention. Crenshaw does a killer job of doing just that in the ad. Whoever came up with this is a genius.
In equally dramatic fashion he proceeds to assemble his “exceptional team” — the endeavor is a joint fundraising effort for Crenshaw and fellow Texas congressional candidates Hunt, Genevieve Collins, Tony Gonzales, Beth Van Duyne, and August Pfluger.
Near the end, there is footage of Collins, an accomplished collegiate rower, beating a man in a martial arts match.
“Hey guys. Who’s next?” she then asks, as the other five candidates look on.
All the men decline the offer, only to see Van Duyne confidently steps forward to say, “I got this.”
The spot ends with the six Republicans walking down an airstrip, with the obligatory background explosion.
Here are some reactions to the ad via Twitter:
This ad OMG pic.twitter.com/1V18ErCb83
— Kelb Hull (@CalebJHull) September 24, 2020
That's gotta be the greatest political ad in history!
— Juan Jaimes (@JCJAIMES1976) September 24, 2020
How is it that Republicans have the best professional media teams working up these awesome and creative ads and Dems have the weakest…saddest ads and also zoom call fails worked up my high school interns. It’s not like they don’t have money and all of Hollywood backing them.
— Cali Patriot 🇺🇸 (@Langer1973) September 24, 2020
Republicans have really come a long way in learning how to utilize top notch quality media in order to help get their message of individual liberty and personal responsibility to the masses, while Democrats have been putting together garbage.
Just look at the way they did the Democratic National Convention this year. It looked really poor quality and was totally laughable. Perhaps they need to phone up Crenshaw and ask for a helping hand?