Ted Cruz’s campaign has produced this ad called “Damn, it feels good to be Clinton.”
The ad is based on a famous scene from the movie “Office Space.” It combines the scene with lyrics based on the song “Damn, it feels good to be a gangsta.”
I was unfamiliar with both the movie and the song. Even so, I found the ad hilarious.
Tevi Troy has written that Republican candidates in this campaign have displayed a “facility to invoke images and references that go beyond politics.” This ad certainly supports Tevi’s view. It’s a two-fer, brilliantly combining what apparently is an iconic movie scene with hip-hop music.
By the way, I gather that the music used is Southern hip-hop, as opposed to the East or West Coast variety. Rubio is said to favor West Coast hip-hop. Maybe he can find something from that genre with which to top Cruz’s ad.
It won’t be easy, though.