SECOND AD LAUNCHED ON SOCIAL MEDIA
A dark and stark vision of Alaska is the theme of Gov. Bill Walker’s second campaign video, posted just a week after his first one, which was poorly received by Facebook critics.
The first Walker campaign video was almost cartoon-like, with the governor shoveling show endlessly, then shoveling it again, while his critics, pictured as clowns and idiots, made snide comments from the other side of the road.
But now, in high contrast black and white — and mostly black — the governor is shown as wooden. In still photos with tense and mournful music as the audio, he speaks to shadowy figures, or looks craggy and tired in an apocalyptic landscape that has little vegetation, beauty, or hopeful vision for the future.
The ad speaks to the problems that Alaska has and how we need a governor who can fix it. Was this “50 Shades of Gloom” ad done by a Mark Begich infiltrator in the Walker camp, or could it really be the governor’s own campaign team producing it?
“The dark theme fits perfectly with someone whose budgets are up, where his SB-91 has driven crime up, where his economic policies have driven unemployment up, where education scores are down, Permanent Fund dividends are down, and economic prosperity is down. It fits well with his record,” said Tuckerman Babcock, chairman of the Alaska Republican Party.
Film critics are invited to leave their comments below on Walker’s second effort at communicating his vision for Alaska.