Democrat Dan Helmer, a candidate for Virginia’s 10th congressional district, has turned a few heads in releasing what’s being called by some “the worst campaign ad of all time.”
The ad, titled “Helmer Zone,” targets the woman he’s challenging, Rep. Barbara Comstock. The ad showcases Helmer’s karaoke “skills” as he directs a song at an actor playing Comstock. Helmer’s song blasts Comstock for pandering to the right-wing instead of being a centrist — apparently unaware that Comstock is a Republican, and Helmer himself, as a Leftist, wouldn’t govern from the center.
Watch the trainwreck below:
When it comes to Barbara Comstock’s town hall schedule and opportunities for constituents to meet with her, she simply chooses to “turn and burn” rather than face the voters.And because of that, VA-10’s lost that loving feeling for her.Check out our new video and share it with your friends. http://bit.ly/2hbBSwC
Posted by Dan Helmer for Congress on Monday, September 18, 2017
It’s hard to imagine how a single person in Helmer’s campaign didn’t voice the opinion that perhaps using this aberration of a Top Gun parody for a campaign ad was a bad idea, but apparently that’s how things went down. Could there have been a more effective ad published for Rep. Comstock than this?
Democrats have already been hammered in the House and Senate over the past eight years, and that’s unlikely to change when this is the best they have.
And, just another random observation: the flag on his t-shirt is missing two stripes.