Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Apologizes For Controversial $7 Million Super Bowl Ad
The advert, produced by a brilliant PAC backing Kennedy, American Values 2024, borrowed closely from a 1960 spot for his uncle John F. Kennedy’s profitable presidential bid. It makes use of the identical jingle and co-opts the classic vibe.
RFK Jr. shared the advert on X however hours later added an apology to his household. (Notably, the advert remained on his account.)
“I’m so sorry if the Super Bowl advertisement caused anyone in my family pain,” Kennedy wrote. “The ad was created and aired by the American Values Super PAC without any involvement or approval from my campaign. FEC rules prohibit Super PACs from consulting with me or my staff. I love you all. God bless you.”
Kennedy’s press secretary, Stefanie Spear, sang a distinct tune over the big-game promoting, which American Values co-founder Tony Lyons estimated at $7 million, in keeping with CBS News. (Watch the video under.)
“We are pleasantly surprised and grateful to the American Values PAC for running an ad during the Super Bowl where more than 100 million Americans got to see that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is running as an independent candidate for president of the United States,” Spear instructed CBS News.
Robert Shrum, a speechwriter for the late former Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), mentioned the advert was “plagiarism” whereas including on X: “Bobby, you’re no John Kennedy.′ Instead you are a Trump ally.”
Kennedy, whose anti-vax views align with many conservatives, was grabbing 14% of the final vote in a latest ballot that imagined a five-person poll in November. That positions him as a possible spoiler for the anticipated fundamental candidates, President Joe Biden and his criminally indicted rival, former President Donald Trump.
Here’s the unique JFK advert:
RFK Jr.’s siblings denounced his impartial candidacy in October.