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California Candidate: Congressional Republicans Are a 1972 Ford Ranchero

The year is still young, but Talking Points Memo’s Hunter Walker figures he’s already found a contender for its most memorable political ad. Rodney Lee Conover, who is running as a Republican to represent California’s eighth congressional district, uses his 42-year-old Ford Ranchero as a prop to describe Republicans in Congress: “You know, I never thought I’d have to get another car, but like some Republicans in Congress, it’s unreliable, just doesn’t do what you want anymore.” Conover keeps the metaphor going for almost two minutes, which is admirable enough. Throw in some shots of a good classic car, and you’ve got an ad that really is le mot juste.

Candidate: Republicans Are a 1972 Ford Ranchero