If any ad can impress me, it’s impressive; I am a hard target.
This guy’s another minister, and normally I don’t like ministers in politics because I see them as professional liars. This case is a bit different: he’s running for Governor of Arkansas, which means he is running against Sarah Huckabee Sanders. So we have someone who is a long-term, established, professional liar, and the new challenger is … Wow. This is a really good ad.
I’m a tough, cynical old bastard. I’m so tough I’m even skeptical about the F-35 program. But this ad actually made me cry. Seriously.
What a beautiful ad. What a beautiful family. What beautiful smiles. And check out his lady-partner, holy shit who would not want someone like her to cover their left-hand fire arc, or spot for them? Or sew you up afterward. I know it’s somewhat of an act, but – damn – that’s a loving family if I ever saw one. And he’s going up against Sarah Huckabee Sanders. To be fair, Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ qualifications are: nepotism. Her dad, who is how she entered the public sphere, is a former minister and bass player. So that qualifies her like all kinda stuff.
Meanwhile, Dr Jones’ qualifications: a physicist, an ordained minister. He makes the point that his family has been farming in Arkansas for seven generations. (And that farming was not nice) I’m not sure about the Huckabee Sanders clan, but: NASA scholarship to Morehouse. PhD in physics and math, then on to MIT for a doctorate in nuclear engineering and urban planning. I’m not easily impressed, but – dang. His wife, that beautiful lady with the gorgeous smile, is an Air Force veteran – A-10 pilot (OK, so she’s a soldier of the empire) and an ER Doctor. These are not lightweight people who got their jobs because of their fathers’ names.
In a non-fucked world, a candidate like Dr Jones would crush a nobody like Huckabee-Sanders. There’s only one thing that might affect that, and that one thing is shame upon Arkansas.
Chris Jones for Governor!