Gay Liberal Lawmaker Releases Ad Featuring His Tea Party Republican Dad
A political ad produced by a Massachusetts state rep is getting national attention today thanks to its universal message: Parents just don't understand.
The openly gay liberal lawmaker Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., who is running to replace now-Senator Ed Markey in next month's special primary election, appears in the ad opposite his dad, Carl M. Sciortino, Sr. — a staunch Tea Party Republican.
"I’ll never forget that conversation with my dad, where I had to come out and tell him..." the younger Sciortino says at the start of the ad.
"Wait for this," the senior Sciortino interjects.
"That I was a Massachusetts liberal," continues the candidate.
It only gets better from there.
The 60-spot is getting unusually rave reviews on YouTube, where the top comment calls it "hands down the best political ad I've seen."