What They are Saying: New Caitlyn Jenner Video
“Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic decathlete and reality TV personality now running for California governor, has branded herself as a ‘compassionate disrupter’ fighting against ‘elitist’ career politicians in a new campaign launch video released Tuesday.”
“The video highlights the ‘American Dream’ in midcentury California before blaming politicians for the state's decline.
“The video continues to hammer Newsom as an ‘elitist’ and laments the results of California's strict coronavirus shutdowns in the past year, saying "it's time to reopen" schools, businesses and more.”
“It’s an exercise in contrasts: Beaches, palm trees, folksy parades and the Golden Gate Bridge versus homeless encampments, fire-blackened towns, businesses shuttered by the pandemic. And the transgender political hopeful shares the screen with images of herself earlier in life, as Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner.”
“California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner released her first video campaign ad Tuesday, and it contains a salvo against ‘elitists’ like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Governor Gavin Newsom.
“Jenner sharpens her attack, calling out California ‘elitists’ who run the state's government. As she says this, a video plays of Pelosi breaking COVID protocols by visiting a hair salon last September while not wearing a mask. A photo also highlights Newsom's presence at a large dinner party last November, where the guests (including the governor) aren't wearing masks or practicing social distancing.”
“Jenner singled out California Gov. Gavin Newsom and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in the ad. Both lawmakers had taken heat from Republicans for what they characterized as flouting COVID-19 guidelines amid the pandemic.
“She said she wants to ‘carry the torch’ for parents who have to balance work and their child’s education, business owners who were forced to shutter their doors amid the pandemic, pastors who were not able to meet with their congregation, families who lost their homes in fires and for the students who lost a year of education because of COVID-19.”
“Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV star, released her first video in her run for governor of California on Tuesday, in which she condemns "career politicians and their policies" as having "destroyed" the American Dream.
“The video also shows footage of old California intermingled with clips of fires, closed businesses, and homelessness. In a voiceover, Jenner says that she’s running to take on big government, saying that this has taken our money, our jobs, and our freedom.’”
“Conservatives praised California gubernatorial candidate Caitlyn Jenner’s latest political ad Tuesday for highlighting the devastation that career politicians have wrought on the state.
“The ad showed clips of Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom dining indoors at the Michelin-starred French Laundry and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi getting her haircut without a mask.”
JOHN FUND: @johnfund: Caitlyn Jenner's new video for CA governor is SUPERB. As a Californian, I actually cried. Watch. We have lost so much. But win or lose recall, we can at least have a real debate on CA future.
STEVE KRAKAUER: @SteveKrak: This is a fantastic, compelling ad...
BETHANY S. MANDEL: @bethanyshondark: This is a powerful ad. Jenner is going to be a force to contend with.
LYNDSEY FIFIELD: @lyndseyfifield: This is a fantastic ad. Blast the airwaves, Jenner.