And thanks to Mitch, we now have days of YouTube mockery to enjoy.
But did you know that many other politicians have released awkward videos just like McConnell’s?
Many candidates are quietly releasing B-roll footage to corny soundtracks as bait for super PACs to make ads with.
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.”
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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