The Democratic candidate field for president is like a game of whack-a-mole. The frontrunners surge one second and another the next.
Right now it looks like Sen. Bernie Sanders will be named the Democratic nominee for November, but that can all change in the blink of an eye. But former New York City Mayor Bloomberg is spending a lot of money and he’s not even close to the top of the presidential hopefuls.
And Michael Bloomberg just paid ten million dollars for something that will infuriate you.
Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs occurred on Sunday Night, but in recent years America’s biggest game has been more about the extra curricular surrounding the matchup.
The NFL specifically picks top pop artists to appeal to those who don’t really watch football and American companies spend big money to produce and buy Super Bowl ad spots.
This year there were a few great funny ones.
Cheetos made an MC Hammer commercial where he’s sitting at a piano with his fingers covered in Cheetos dust and he says, “You can’t touch this.”
Hyundai promoted the 2020 self-parking Sonata with “SNL” alumni Rachel Dratch, Marvel’s Chris Evans and “The Office” star John Krasinski where they had over-the-top Boston accents.
Mountain Dew did a hilarious parody of “The Shining” featuring Bryan Cranston in the Jack Torrance role.
But the funniest, a blast from the past, was Jeep’s Bill Murray reprising his role in “Groundhog Day” considering Sunday was Groundhog Day. Whatever they paid Murray, it was well worth it.
Speaking of money, Michael Bloomberg spent an outrageous amount that his fellow Democratic candidates couldn’t afford. One of them was a gun control ad.
The ad features Calandrian Simpson Kemp, mother of deceased 20-year-old George Kemp Jr., talking about her son being shot and killed in 2013.
It begins with Simpson Kemp saying, “George started playing football when he was four years old. He would wake up every Saturday, ready for the game. That became our life. He had aspirations about going to the NFL. On a Friday, George was shot, George didn’t survive.”
Kemp allegedly called an individual on his phone and challenged him to a fight before it turned deadly.
The ad seems to insist the need for universal background checks and perpetuate other anti-Second Amendment suggestions.
Bloomberg told Politico recently, “Calandrian’s story is a powerful reminder of the urgency of this issue and the failure of Washington to address it. People will be rooting for different teams in the Super Bowl, but virtually all Americans — including people in both parties and a majority of gun owners — support universal background checks and other common-sense gun laws.”
Meanwhile, President Trump’s campaign wouldn’t go quietly into the night and featured a Super Bowl ad entitled “Stronger, Safer, More Prosperous,” and features his election day victor and the many economic achievements.
The amount of a 30-second ad for this Super Bowl varies due to when it airs. For instance, it was more expensive during halftime than during the game.
Trump also spent a reported $10 million for his two 30-second ads.