John M. Becker

The Most Adorable Political Ad Of All Time

Filed By John M. Becker | September 18, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: campaign ad, Carl Sciortino, liberal, Massachusetts, Massachusetts liberal, Massachusetts special election, political ad, political ads, progressive, Tea Party, Victory Fund, viral video

If you're in need of a smile this morning, check out this adorable ad from Massachusetts state Rep. Carl Sciortino, Jr., an openly gay politician and unabashed progressive who's running for Congress in that state's fifth district.

In the ad, called "Father's Son," Sciortino comes out to his Tea Party father... as a Massachusetts liberal. The elder Sciortino lightheartedly laments his son's political leanings, all the while begrudgingly admitting that he's proud of him.

It's easily my favorite political ad of the year -- not just because Carl is a friend, but because it shows what politics should be: friendly disagreement grounded in personal respect.

Some are even calling it the best campaign commercial they've ever seen.

Check out "Father's Son" below and let us know what you think, and click here to learn more about Carl Sciortino. He'd make a great congressman.


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