June 29, 2018: Breathe Our Air

Quick note: You can now reply directly to this email to contact me. Fancy! The first time I saw Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign ad, I knew something was different about her. Aside from being a great ad regardless of your political persuasion, it caught my attention for a pretty obvious reason. The main character is Ocasio-Cortez, but the supporting actor is the subway. I count eight shots of her in or around the subway. One image in particular stuck with me. The one where Ocasio-Cortez is changing her shoes on the subway platform. I can’t recall seeing a political ad that makes a point of showing a candidate as a person, in transition, between phases of herself.

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