Advertising | Brett Smiley | Providence | Rhode Island

Providence Mayoral Candidate Brett Smiley Features Husband in Charming Campaign Ad: VIDEO

Smiley

Brett Smiley proposed to his husband Jim DeRentis with a PowerPoint presentation, or so says the Providence, Rhode Island mayoral candidate's new campaign ad. Thus, he's organized!

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

Feed This post's comment feed

Comments

  1. Very Wes Anderson. It's charming.

    Posted by: Mona | Jun 13, 2014 9:40:58 AM


  2. First political ad I find "adorable" (and effective at the same time). And not just for the gay bit, although it's refreshing that it's so natural.

    Posted by: jans | Jun 13, 2014 10:04:36 AM


  3. The NRA will be all over him for his plan to tax handguns, but I would vote for him if I lived in Providence.

    Posted by: Phoenix Justice | Jun 13, 2014 10:13:53 AM


  4. Charming, thoughtful, and sounds like he would make a great Mayor. And good for him for showing his husband in the ad! People need to see this.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Jun 13, 2014 10:36:45 AM


  5. This guy is hilarious and I would totally vote for him if I lived in his town. It would be like voting for Leslie Knope. And as a bonus, his husband seems super-cool. Providence couldn't ask for a better first couple.

    Posted by: Jere | Jun 13, 2014 10:47:51 AM


  6. He's very cute!

    Posted by: Guillermo Luna | Jun 13, 2014 10:55:46 AM


  7. That's a great ad!

    Posted by: reality | Jun 13, 2014 11:49:45 AM


  8. Cute ad. The Leslie Knope comparison upthread makes sense.

    Posted by: HÃ¥kon | Jun 13, 2014 11:57:06 AM


  9. I live in Providence and to be honest this seems like a corny crappy apple video explaining the new iPhone. I don't know I'm not taking him seriously in this campaign ad.In this moment in time I will have to say I pass.

    Posted by: juan | Jun 13, 2014 11:59:15 AM


  10. Still no minority gays.....

    Posted by: styler | Jun 13, 2014 12:08:17 PM


  11. Their previous gay mayor is now in Congress -- is Providence the San Francisco of the Northeast?

    Posted by: Jackster | Jun 13, 2014 12:17:18 PM


  12. To Answer Jackster question HHHEEELLLLL NO! lol I lived here in Providence my whole life and yea no.. not even close lol

    Posted by: juan | Jun 13, 2014 12:20:38 PM


  13. Tax handguns and require insurance!

    Posted by: DavidR | Jun 13, 2014 4:11:57 PM


  14. And yes, GREAT and ADORABLE ad!

    Posted by: DavidR | Jun 13, 2014 4:12:21 PM


  15. To Jackster and Juan: I'm a Rhode Island native who now lives in San Francisco, and while I have to agree that Providence is not the SF of the northeast (lol), it IS a surprisingly progressive and cosmopolitan city for its size. I'd compare it more to a mini-Portland in some regards... good restaurants, fairly good gay scene (in some ways a better one than Boston, though that's not saying much), great architecture, etc. Rhode Island has its problems, especially economically, but Providence is kind of a hidden gem.

    Posted by: Jason | Jun 14, 2014 11:01:52 AM


  16. @STYLER re: "Still no minority gays..." Well, what are you doing to change this? Making sarky comments on the internet isn't helping.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jun 17, 2014 9:34:42 AM


Post a comment







Trending


« «Baby Rhino Adjusting to Life After Mother Killed By Poachers: WATCH« «