Now you’re talking!
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie knows how to appeal to Virginians; let them blow things up.
Gillespie released a campaign ad leading up to the Fourth of July promising to make fireworks legal if he is elected to office.
In the spot, the candidate is holding a sparkler while noting that fireworks permitted in Virginia are “rinky-dink,” compared to what neighboring states allow.
Gillespie posted the ad on Twitter, with the caption: “As Va. governor, I will work to make fireworks legal here so we can celebrate 4th of July in true American fashion!”
As Va. governor, I will work to make fireworks legal here so we can celebrate 4th of July in true American fashion! pic.twitter.com/xvevts5RIs
— Ed Gillespie (@EdWGillespie) June 30, 2017
The ad drew an endorsement for former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who ran for president in 2016:
— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) July 2, 2017
Here’s a sampling of other reactions to what may be the best political ad ever:
— Virginia GOP (RPV) (@VA_GOP) June 30, 2017
Make fireworks great again!
— Steve Atkinson (@faja52) July 1, 2017
I AM VOTING STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN. https://t.co/DPX1SiSbtc
— Desolina (@Desolina1) July 3, 2017
Fireworks legalization is one issue I will always get behind. https://t.co/qQnRqFGXOs
— villavec (@villavec) July 3, 2017
No hyperbole- this may be the best political ad I have ever seen. Shame it won't work if run in October. https://t.co/n4yRMhOC4b
— Gerry (@GerryDales) July 2, 2017
Brilliant ad. Especially if you understand that Maryland has more lax fireworks laws than the state which gave us the Bill of Rights. https://t.co/pjj2J8xk3m
— Kevin Binversie (@kevinbinversie) July 2, 2017
I have never wanted someone to win an office so badly until this tweet.
— Michael Walsh (@HillaryWillLose) July 1, 2017
— Kees Nordin (@KeesNordin) June 30, 2017
And, in case you’re wondering, yes, Democrats took issue with the ad, which adds fireworks to the long list of pro-American things they oppose.
— Ryan Sawyers (@RyanSawyersVA) July 1, 2017