Of course this new 60-second ad from Bernie Sanders, featuring iconic American scenes and Simon and Garfunkel’s “America,” is brilliant . . .
. . . it’s brilliant because it says nothing about Sanders. The not-so-subtle subtext is, “lots of Americans like Bernie Sanders, they’ve all come to look for America, ergo, Bernie Sanders is America.” The only thing he says in the commercial is, “I’m Bernie Sanders, and I approved this message.”
The only reason to not like Bernie Sanders from this ad is if you have a strong aversion to cows, snow, or Simon and Garfunkel.
People might respond differently to an ad that features Sanders calling for $19 trillion in new taxes including a hike in payroll tax, a carbon tax, free college tuition for every idiot you know, federal subsidies for private pensions, price controls on new drugs, and an open support for making America “look more like Scandinavia.”