The hottest political ad of the season — I am not counting anything involving Triumph the Insult Comic Dog — is probably for the Missouri Senate, in which the Democratic candidate talks about ... gun background checks.
Well, obviously we all miss the one about hog neutering.
But this is pretty darned good. Jason Kander, who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan, assembles an assault rifle blindfolded while saying that he believes “in background checks so the terrorists can’t get their hands on one of these.”
His opponent, Sen. Roy Blunt, had been lambasting Kander for his failure to toe the straight National Rifle Association line. “I approve this message,” Kander concludes, swiftly finishing his eyes-closed assemblage, “because I’d like to see Sen. Blunt do this.”
Not going to happen. But Blunt did release a collection of videos of other blindfolded rifle assemblers. (“Some do it ... really, really fast.”) And then the announcer reminds Missouri that Kander got an “F” from the National Rifle Association.