This is not a drill. Ben Carson’s campaign made a radio ad, where someone raps, “Ben Carson 2016 / Vote and support Ben Carson / for the next president he’d be awesome.”
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Doug Watts, a spokesman for the Carson campaign, told ABC News that the ad was aimed at “reaching [young black voters] on a level they appreciate and follow and see if we can attract their consciousness about the election. They need to get involved and express their voice through their vote.”
Considering Ben Carson spoke out earlier this year against Hip-Hop music, claiming it was “deteriorating” African American communities, this seems like Grade A pandering on the presidential candidate’s part.
Twitter is responding in wonderful and hilarious ways:
BEN CARSON PRESIDENTIAL RAP COMMERCIALS ARE WHY THE CAGED BIRD SAID "NAH, SON."
— Elon James White (@elonjames) November 5, 2015
The rap video confirms that Ben Carson's campaign manager is a first-year sketch group
— Dan Hopper (@DanHopp) November 5, 2015
Ben Carson did a rap??? Daaaaang! Mind changed! – Black voters, I guess
— Sam Richardson (@SamRichardson) November 5, 2015
I'm surprised people are mocking the Ben Carson rap ad. It came from a very distinguished producer. pic.twitter.com/wnZvWPN3bb
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 5, 2015
That Ben Carson radio spot is essentially a political payday loan ad.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 5, 2015
We can all go back to bed now, because this is as good as our day is going to get.