March 4, 2024

Robert Kennedy Jr. Apologizes to Family for PAC’s JFK-Style Campaign Ad

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. apologized Sunday night time to his household for any “pain” {that a} Super Bowl political commercial – which was practically similar to an advert from President John F. Kennedy’s 1960 marketing campaign – precipitated them.

The advert, which was purchased and paid for by the pro-Kennedy American Values 2024 tremendous PAC and never his marketing campaign, options photographs of the youthful Kennedy the place photos of his uncle have been within the 1960 advert, as ABC News noted.

Triumphant music begins the industrial, as narrators repeatedly sing the identify “Kennedy” and declare, “Kennedy for me.”

“Do you want a man for president who’s seasoned through and through? A man who’s old enough to know and young enough to do? Well, it’s up to you, it’s up to you, it’s strictly up to you,” the jingle continues.

After the advert aired, Kennedy Jr. caught the ire of his cousin Bobby Shriver.

“My cousin’s Super Bowl ad used our uncle’s faces- and my Mother’s. She would be appalled by his deadly health care views,” Shriver wrote of his late mom, Eunice Shriver, Kennedy Jr.’s paternal aunt. “Respect for science, vaccines, & health care equity were in her DNA. She strongly supported my health care work at  @ONECampaign & @RED which he opposes.”

Kennedy, who Politico has called the “black sheep” of his household, responded with an apology for the “pain” the video could have precipitated Shriver however emphasised the tremendous PAC was behind it, and he was unaware it deliberate to run the industrial as campaigns can’t coordinate with tremendous PACs below federal election regulation.

“Bobby. I’m so sorry if that advertisement caused you pain. The ad was created and aired by the American Values Superpac without any involvement or approvals from my campaign,” he wrote.

He later posted a normal apology to his household at giant to his X account, though he has pinned the commercial to the highest of his web page.

The YouTube account @tvdays seems to have revealed the unique advert from the 1960 marketing campaign to the platform greater than a decade in the past, with the identical jingle:

ABC News studies the 30-second advert spot ran $7 million.

“RFK Jr. offers us real change along with freedom, trust and hope. Like his uncle and his father, Kennedy is a corruption-fighter, and it’s no wonder the DNC is trying every old trick and inventing new tricks to stop him,” American Values 2024 co-chair Tony Lyons mentioned in an announcement to the outlet. “The public sees through it all and won’t stand for it.”