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.