Will Dave McCormick air 'Lets Go Brandon' ad at Super Bowl? Biden trolls say 'don't miss it'
McCormick's commercial will air across NBC platforms during Sunday's Super Bowl
Amid Sunday's Super Bowl, US Senate candidate Dave McCormick is set to show an advertisment titled 'Let's go Brandon' infamous for being one of the catchphrases to mock President Joe Biden. The ad reportedly criticizes the Biden admin's record on issues ranging from the Afghanistan exit to the economy's recovery during the Covid-19 pandemic. McCormick, 56, is one of the dozens of Republicans vying in Pennsylvania to succeed retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey. From 2020 to January of this year, he was the CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund with assets of at least $150 billion.
Somber quotes from mainstream media outlets fly through the screen in the 30-second spot, while a mob screams 'Let's Go Brandon.' The commercial concludes, 'This is so much bigger than Brandon.' After a NASCAR race in Alabama in October, conservatives used the phrase "Let's go Brandon" as a rallying cry. While interviewing racer Brandon Brown, the audience was chanting 'F*** Joe Biden,' but an NBC reporter mistook it and reported that they were saying 'Let's go Brandon.'
When a father from Oregon yelled the slogan to him during a holiday webcast on Christmas Eve, President Biden was forced to acknowledge it. 'Let's go Brandon, that's right,' President Biden replied, seemingly caught off guard.
I find it absolutely Hilarious that the few die hard lost, low info, low IQ, Biden supporters are upset about the dad on the phone with the President that said “Let’s Go Brandon” Yet won’t admit or acknowledge that BIDEN came right back & SAID “LETS GO BRANDON, I AGREE”— Hills Rancher (@RancherHills) December 27, 2021
According to Fox News, McCormick's commercial will air across NBC platforms during Sunday's Super Bowl. The game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals, Super Bowl LVI, kicked off at 6.30 pm at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, the Rams' home field. In the ad, a comment from the Economist states, 'The fiasco in Afghanistan is a grave blow,' alluding to the chaotic withdrawal from Kabul in August, in which a suicide attack at the airport killed 170 Afghan civilians and 13 US service members. A quote from the New York Times, accompanied with a portrait of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, claims, "Big tech is censoring conservative views." A line from Forbes reads, 'inflation is at an all-time high,' and according to the Labor Department, the US inflation rate reached a 40-year high in January, with prices climbing 7.5 percent from the previous year. 'Illegal border crossings have reached record highs,' per another article from the Times. In November, border agents reported 173,620 encounters along the US-Mexico border, up from 72,113 encounters a year earlier.
Below is the ad McCormick wants to air:
"The frustration and anger we are feeling toward the failures of our current leadership in Washington is what motivated me to run," McCormick said in a Fox News ad.
According to his campaign website, McCormick was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was a member of the 'first wave of American troops sent into Iraq during the Persian Gulf War in 1991." Dina Powell McCormick, McCormick's wife, is a former Goldman Sachs executive and served as deputy national security adviser during the Trump administration. She was briefly considered for the White House Chief of Staff role later that year, according to Politico. McCormick's website states that he supports former President Trump's 'America First' agenda, according to Fox News. The focus of his campaign is on his experience as a business leader and combat veteran.
On social media, you have mixed reactions to this stunt. One troll wrote: I’m waiting for the Anti Biden Super bowl ad!! LETS GO BRANDON! It is coming folks. Don’t miss it. But you have my blessing to skip halftime." Another questioned NFL asking: "I’m sorry, did they just censor Kendrick? You can’t say “po-po” at the Super Bowl, but you can run a Lets Go Brandon ad." Another troll said, "I hope there is a massive LETS GO BRANDON chant at the super bowl today. I want to hear it all the way to my house." One social media user warned McCormick: "I understand you will be airing a "lets go brandon" ad during the super bowl I will do anything I can, do to make you lose."
I’m waiting for the Anti Biden Super bowl ad!! LETS GO BRANDON! It is coming folks. Don’t miss it. But you have my blessing to skip halftime.— VoteRed (@PaulaJo4GOP) February 14, 2022
I’m sorry, did they just censor Kendrick? You can’t say “po-po” at the Super Bowl, but you can run a Lets Go Brandon ad.— Nick Brown (@NickPBrown) February 14, 2022
I hope there is a massive LETS GO BRANDON chant at the super bowl today. I want to hear it all the way to my house— JOEY (@realJoeyCali) February 13, 2022
I understand you will be airing a "lets go brandon" ad during the super bowl ?— VOTE THEM OUT ! (@votethemout13) February 13, 2022
If you do, I will do anything I can, do to make you lose