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A “Mission Impossible”-style ad featuring Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, has been dubbed the “greatest political ad in history.”
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.
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.
Democrats have long had their eyes on Texas, as turning the Lone Star state blue all but guarantees success in future presidential elections.
How effective the ad is when it comes to the November election remains to be seen, but it’s certainly drawing a lot of eyes.
Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
I feel like I just watched the next trailer for The Expendables. This was amazing. 👏🏻
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) September 25, 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
Let’s do this, America
— CoVid Cancel Culture (@MAGA_IzarMom) September 25, 2020
This is like next-level stuff, I love it! I’m telling you Crenshaw could be Potus someday.
— Sarina Vale🇻🇦 (@omnia_in_bonum) September 24, 2020
I have to say I have never seen campaign ads in all my years look like they are straight out of a Hollywood production. Who ever is creating the ads is next level! So so good! 🇺🇸 #Trump2020 #VoteRed
— Desire (@Desirelove101) September 25, 2020
— Scotty Potty 🦠 (@HTX_Con) September 24, 2020
Probably oughta get a whole team of Democrat fact checkers on this immediately.
— Sound the Dread Alarm (@_ThisJustin_) September 24, 2020
I want to move to Texas just so I can vote for this crew!! This ad rocks!
— Marsha 🇺🇸 (@Cierastar) September 24, 2020
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