Politics, schmolitics: here’s a delightful palate cleanser for 2016


If this doesn’t take the bad taste out of your mouth this year, nothing will.

During this God-awful election year, is there anyone who can save us from ourselves?

Yes. Gerald Daugherty.

He has my vote, whoever he is. (Sources say he is a county commissioner in Texas.)

Watch his superb ad below. It’s set the interwebs ablaze—and rightfully so.  Adweek calls it “the most charming ad of the 2016 election”and notes:

The race for president has been characterized by negativity, partisan extremism and a “lesser-of-the-two-evils” attitude. As the race to the ballot boxes heats up, things are only getting more insufferable.

So it comes as a refreshing surprise that, out of Texas, one Republican candidate is shooting for re-election as county commissioner with an ad that’s neither negative nor offensive (to anyone!). In “Please Re-Elect Gerald,” Gerald Daugherty’s long-suffering wife, Charlyn Daugherty, appears to beg voters to keep her husband in office—with a delightful amount of side-eye.

Check it out. You can thank me later.

Deacon Greg Kandra
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Deacon Greg Kandra is a Roman Catholic deacon in the Diocese of Brooklyn, New York. For nearly three decades, he was a writer and producer for CBS News, where he contributed to a variety of programs and was honored with every major award in broadcasting. Deacon Greg now serves as Multimedia Editor for Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA.) He and his wife live in Forest Hills, New York.
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