Campaign ads for Rep. Beto O’Rourke have many wondering if they were created to help or hurt the Texas Senate candidate in his race against Sen. Ted Cruz.
Fans of the Democrat compiled cringe-worthy videos to help get out the vote but may have inadvertently made his opponent look cooler.
In a nod to “Grease,” one group of fans called “Esther’s Follies” pulled together a video titled “Betomaniac!” to supposedly support Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke.
With the “dislikes” outnumbering the “likes” on YouTube, the video ad, which was posted last week, left many confused about how it would get people voting for the darling of hip millennials. Comments by Twitter users drove that point home.
This will be played on loop at Ted Cruz’s election night celebration party pic.twitter.com/x2boyi8xpp
— Kate Hyde (@KateHydeNY) October 22, 2018
This is the best Cruz campaign ad, ever! pic.twitter.com/IAMV5LocEG
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) October 22, 2018
Wait, this was actually done by his campaign? I thought it was a joke. Wow.
— Timothy Dunn (@tfpdunn) October 22, 2018
When you got 38 million to blow on a loss…
— Timothy Dion (@TPDion) October 22, 2018
But another video made by what appeared to be a community of O’Rourke voters may prove even worse as a tool to rally the masses for the Democrat. Featuring an incredibly awkward rendition of the Village People’s “YMCA” set to pro-B-E-T-O lyrics, the short video also includes a young girl struggling to figure out the moves.
Me: “Siri, what is the most cancerous political ad of 2018?”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 22, 2018
Looks like Cruz has nothing to worry about if O’Rourke’s supporters keep helping out this way.