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This Is The Weirdest New Thing In Modern Politics

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And thanks to Mitch, we now have days of YouTube mockery to enjoy.

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Politicians make these weird videos so they can openly coordinate with super PACS.

As Shane Goldmacher of National Journal puts it: "Candidates and the super PACs aren't allowed to share videos, or any other information, in private. So campaigns have increasingly gone public, posting B-roll clips of their candidates shaking hands with all sorts of constituents in hopes that the images wind up in future TV ads."

There are dozens of examples of this b-roll successfully making it into super PAC ads.

It seems this awkward loophole is here to stay, so here is a beginner's guide to making your own silent B-roll political ad.

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The man in item 3 is a progressive Colorado journalist, Mike Littwin. He is not a "vagrant lurker." As Colorado Peak Politics wrote: "Littwin isn’t a vagrant! He’s a journalist. We all dress like that."

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