Dan Crenshaw featured in ‘greatest political ad in history’; former Navy SEAL assembles GOP team to ‘save Texas’

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A “Mission Impossible”-style ad featuring Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, has been dubbed the “greatest political ad in history.”

Titled “Texas Reloaded,” the nearly four minute video is arguably better than today’s action films being put out by liberal Hollywood, as the former Navy SEAL who lost his eye while fighting in Afghanistan embarks on a mission to form an exceptional team of congressional candidates to “save Texas.”

Crenshaw takes advantage of his misfortune in combat, portraying an optical scanner under the signature eyepatch he wears, which takes the ad to a whole other level.

The New York Post describes the awesome production here:

The ad opens at 5 a.m. in the “Crenshaw Command Center,” where the former Navy SEAL and first-term congressman tears open an envelope marked “Top Secret.” […]

“Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to save Texas,” intones a posh, British voiceover as the music swells and Crenshaw boards a plane, wearing a parachute and fatigues.

“To do so, you must recruit an exceptional team of congressional candidates,” the voiceover continues. “The nation’s future is dependent upon your success.”

 

Crenshaw is then seen airdropping into Houston to obtain his first recruit, Wesley Hunt.

“I’m putting a team together, Wesley. You in?” Crenshaw asks.

In equally dramatic fashion he proceeds to assemble his “exceptional team” — the endeavor is a joint fundraising effort for Crenshaw and fellow Texas congressional candidates Hunt, Genevieve Collins, Tony Gonzales, Beth Van Duyne, and August Pfluger.

Near the end, there is footage of Collins, an accomplished collegiate rower, beating a man in a martial arts match.

“Hey guys. Who’s next?” she then asks, as the other five candidates look on.

All the men decline the offer, only to see Van Duyne confidently steps forward to say, “I got this.”

The spot ends with the six Republicans walking down an airstrip, with the obligatory background explosion.

Democrats have long had their eyes on Texas, as turning the Lone Star state blue all but guarantees success in future presidential elections.

How effective the ad is when it comes to the November election remains to be seen, but it’s certainly drawing a lot of eyes.

Here’s a sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:

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