Every year, the Superbowl is a host to millions of dollars of commercial advertising. Major companies such as Coca-Cola, Honda, and the Itchy Kitty Gentleman’s club of Brooklyn regularly shell out ten to fifteen million dollars apiece just for a 15-second blurb. This year, Republican senator from the state of Utah and former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be spending 20 million dollars for a thirty-second ad excoriating President Trump.
Romney is one of only a pair of senators who voted to allow witnesses and the introduction of new evidence during the impeachment trial of President Trump. The choice has garnered him the ire of Republican party lapdogs, as well as many drooling trumptards, who are labelling him with terms such as “Rino” and “turncoat” despite the fact that all of them happily voted for him previously. The Senator’s ad addresses his exhaustion with Republican constitution-trampling – an excerpt :
“My fellow Americans, if you have followed the impeachment and trial of the criminal, Donald Trump, you can see the blatant ball slobbering of my fellow party Senators, who are letting a crime go unpunished in the highest office in the country, simply because they’re afraid they won’t be re-elected. As the last of a dying breed of real Republicans and not cartoonish teabaggers, I find this disgusting. Do everyone a favor, please, and vote out the stink of a demented con man and his immoral supporters in 2020. Do it for your country.”
Many pundits believe Romney is less afraid to come out against the President, since his race is Utah is probably a safe one because Mormons. Others believe he will suffer a backlash, should the MAGA-capped Metamucil crowd manage to actually limp-walk their flabby carcasses to a polling place and figure out how a voting machine works. Whatever the case, it certainly seems like Mittens is putting his career on the line to make a point – and backing it up with twenty million dollars that could have bought him a lot of decaf.