It is a choir of two, singing for millions. “She says their names,” Morgan Freeman intones, and Hillary Clinton’s voice, clipped from a discuss trail, seems to mix in with his: “Trayvon Martin,” they both say. “Shot to death,” says Mrs. Clinton, as cinema of victims of military brutality, and their lamentation mourners, peep on screen. Dontre Hamilton: “Unarmed,” she says. “Sandra Bland did zero wrong,” she says. Mr. Freeman drives home a point: Mrs. Clinton “makes their mothers’ quarrel for probity her own.”
As we follow Mrs. Clinton to Flint, Mich., Mr. Freeman continues: “She speaks for a city tainted by indifference.” Speaking from a pulpit of a black church there, she demands: “We need movement now.”
Finally, photos uncover Mrs. Clinton alongside President Obama, looking on proudly by his side as he speaks, and assembly secretly with him in a Oval Office, as Mr. Freeman assures viewers that she “stands with a boss opposite those who would remove his achievements — only like she’s always stood with us.”
Mrs. Clinton as defender, guardian and champion of African-Americans: children, families, cities, even a victimized president.
Mrs. Clinton has done a array of ads focused on appealing to minority groups, generally African-Americans. This one is a jewel, mixing now-familiar faces and scenes from a country’s many withering new episodes of secular tension, glimpses of Mrs. Clinton in movement and Mr. Freeman’s steady, commendatory voice.
By so closely comparing Mrs. Clinton with Mr. Obama —a dear personality among African-American Democrats — this ad all though dares her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, to try to tip it.
Changing channels …
Hours before Thursday’s Republican debate, in that Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz seemed during times like tag-team wrestlers going after Donald J. Trump, a “super PAC” ancillary Mr. Rubio directed a cannons during Mr. Trump for a initial time. It ran dual peppery ads accusing him of meaningful “nothing” about unfamiliar policy, a critique Mr. Rubio steady that night. And Mr. Cruz’s discuss began using a blurb called “Chance,” attack Mr. Trump over termination rights, in during slightest 3 states.
Is that Buzz Lightyear endorsing John Kasich? Mrs. Clinton has Mr. Freeman, and Simon and Garfunkel have lent their song to Mr. Sanders. But Tim Allen, a voice of Buzz Lightyear in a “Toy Story” movies, is providing a voice-over for a new ad from New Day for America, a super PAC ancillary Mr. Kasich, a Ohio governor. The ad is small some-more than an forgive to replay a discuss impulse that when viral, when Mr. Kasich common an romantic welcome with a voter who pronounced he was battling depression. But it does underline a tagline that carries additional definition in a competition featuring Mr. Trump: “There is a place for still strength: a Oval Office.”
New Day for America took aim during Mr. Rubio in an ad that looks as if it could have been dreamed adult by an 8-year-old: He and Mr. Kasich are shown in side by side photographs. But as a anecdotist praises Mr. Kasich, Mr. Rubio’s print shrinks and, utterly literally, fades into a background.
$11,466,390: Amount spent by Democratic possibilities and outward groups on presidential discuss ads final week.
$8,553,480: Amount spent by Republican possibilities and outward groups.