About a week ago I wrote this item in which I was harshly critical of the Freedom and Liberty PAC’s decision to spend tens of thousands of dollars airing a bizarre television commercial.
I argued that on one hand it was great news, because Libertarian presidential candidate rarely have any meaningful television advertising behind their campaigns. Unfortunately, the ad they were running was a very strange and almost useless 30-seconds that hardly mentioned Johnson.
This is what was airing in prime time on MSNBC, CNN, etc…
So when I saw earlier tonight on Facebook that Freedom and Liberty PAC was rolling out a new 60-second spot titled “The Republocrat” I was naturally skeptical. Part of me was expecting to see another “creative” ad, the political equivalent of a Skrillex music video.
To my very pleasant surprise, I found something much improved from the first “Republocrat” effort. The new ad is actually possible to understand, it features no frightening images, and it at least makes some reference to Johnson’s considerable and impressive resume.
Take a look for yourself. There appear to be two versions of the ad — one aimed at economic issues and the other at civil liberties.
ECONOMIC ISSUES VERSION:
CIVIL LIBERTIES VERSION: