Dale Peterson: Naming Names and Taking No Prisoners


We're a little late getting to it, but this campaign ad by Dale Peterson, who's running for the Republican nomination for Alabama agriculture commissioner, is just too good not to post. Set to sweeping orchestral stock music, it's a remarkable catalog of patriotic American signifiers: horse, cowboy hat, rifle, dignified but authentic drawl, straight-talking Marine veteran, and quaint, down-home swearing (e.g., "They don't give a rip!"). In an already crowded season of amazing campaign ads, this is truly an impressive entry.

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