Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) released a new ad as he fends off a primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and people online are eating it up.
The video, which highlight’s the senator’s career and his push for the Green New Deal, was posted on Thursday afternoon and has already racked up thousands of retweets and likes, with some people calling the ad “incredible,” “the best ad of the year,” and a “damn good ad.”
The ad, which begins with 34 Ghosts IV, a Nine Inch Nails song sampled in Old Town Road, includes a direct dig at his primary challenger when Markey plays off of one of former president John F. Kennedy’s most famous quotes.
“We asked what we could do for our country. We went out, we did it. With all due respect, it’s time to start asking what your country can do for you,” the senator says at the end of the video.
When the government abandons its people, it’s up to us to rise up and make a revolution. We’re fighting for dignity, for justice, and for our future. Join us at https://t.co/NY8pZcBcFE. #GreenNewDealmaker pic.twitter.com/4V558XjrVw
— Ed Markey (@EdMarkey) August 13, 2020
Markey’s popularity online has soared during the primary challenge, with the senator generating buzz on Twitter and TikTok.
That popularity was clearly on display shortly after it was posted.
The video, as of Thursday afternoon, had more than 11,500 likes and nearly 6,000 retweets.
The ad was noticed by a lot of people—and comes as a recent poll showed that Markey jumped ahead of Kennedy in what has been a tight race.
This whole campaign has a sleeping dragon feel to it. Kennedy thought he was coming for a weak target and now he's getting ate. https://t.co/OiLOebRLXK
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) August 13, 2020
Check out this ad. Not only is @EdMarkey going to beat Joe Kennedy and win this election, he's going to emerge as a much more powerful national figure and real progressive hero. https://t.co/FMJJkd6rXO
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) August 13, 2020
It's not often a political ad can make my day better. But this one just did. https://t.co/2C52IX5W0s
— Dr. Stephennie Mulder (@stephenniem) August 13, 2020
holy shit this ad. wait until the last line. zing! https://t.co/SieneUQ1vh
— onekade (@onekade) August 13, 2020
This is one of the best pieces of political advertising I've *ever* seen. Damn. https://t.co/o9TDJR5phR
— Sam Haft (@SamHaft) August 13, 2020
This is a fucking campaign ad. ⬇️ https://t.co/WPVgsSWhS9
— Josh Fjelstad (@joshfjelstad) August 13, 2020
The Massachusetts Democratic primary is on Sept. 1.
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