If the Jeb! campaign was seeking to contrast itself with Donald Trump, they may have accomplished that in a way they weren't aiming for.
Jeb's Right to Rise Super PAC published a video that contrasts his campaign with with Trump who, according to the video, is "in a very dark place," but the seemingly patriotic video features cheap stock footage from foreign locations.
The only problem: The sun is rising over a field in Cornwall, England — a clip available for between $19 and $79 on Shutterstock.
The video also shows a clip of the silhouette of a construction worker with text on the screen that says "America is great" — stock footage that was taken from “a multiple story building in Southeast Asia,” according to the website Pond5. The HD version of the clip costs $35.
And the kids heading off to school? You can download them from iStock with a subscription. According to iStock, the clip was shot by a firm called MonkeyBusiness, based out of the United Kingdom.
This won't Make America Great Again, amirite?
Jeb Bush really is Mitt Romney 2.0, but in this case I'm even more skeptical that Bush will make it through the primary. I thought the same about Mitt Romney in 2012, but this time feels different. The Republican party is more radicalized today than it has ever been,
Conventionally it wouldn't make sense, but in today's world I think it would be easier to defeat Jeb Bush in a general election than Donald Trump.