About a month ago, Right to Rise, a pro-Jeb Bush Super PAC, was in the news after they sent out a mailer to thousands of Iowan households that featured Jeb Bush with a mysterious black hand. Right to Rise ended up explaining where the ‘black hand’ came from, but it was a blunder the PAC couldn’t easily recover from.
Apparently, the organization didn’t learn its lesson. The Super PAC released a one-minute spot, “Bright,” which contrasts Donald Trump’s pessimism to Bush’s optimism for America’s future.
Instead of showing stock videos of the American landscape, according to Politico, the organization used footage from Asia and the United Kingdom.
The ad shows the sun shining over Cornwall, England, construction works from a “multiple story building in Southeast Asia,” and kids heading off to school in the UK.
Watch the ad below:
Not the First Time Stock Footage Became an Issue
Right to Rise isn’t the only political organization to be caught using bad stock images.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s PAC, American Revival, released a political ad showcasing “Americans” who aren’t actually from America.
Then there was the famous kid waving an American flag stock video that was in a laundry list of political ads, including those from Carly Fiorina, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.
Stock images and footage might be easier (and cheaper) than hiring a camera crew, but is the embarrassment for the candidate worth cutting corners?
Let us know what you think in the comments below.