Opinion: J.D. Vance made a bloopers reel with his baby. It may make even haters like him

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Opinion: J.D. Vance made a bloopers reel with his baby. It may make even haters like him

Typical campaign ads try to convince us a candidate is likable. Bloopers show us instead

By Jennifer Graham Nov 3, 2022, 3:40pm PDT

Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance answers questions during a town hall debate with candidate U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio.
Republican U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance answers questions during a Fox News town hall debate with candidate U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio.

Last month’s debate between Ohio U.S. Senate candidates Tim Ryan and J.D. Vance was described by various media outlets as heatedcombative and ugly.

It’s no surprise then that the Vance campaign might be eager to put its candidate in a little softer light.

Vance, who has been endorsed by former President Donald Trump, on Wednesday released a one-minute montage of bloopers retrieved from the cutting-room floor during the making of a campaign ad. “Sometimes making commercials is harder than it looks,” the video begins and then cuts to Vance, wearing an Ohio State T-shirt and attempting to feed his baby daughter, Mirabel, born last December.Report ad

Mirabel, who was introduced to the world on Twitter, has grown more hair since her social media debut, and was not always compliant during the filming, at one point pushing crackers into her father’s mouth and fussing just a little bit.

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For his part, Vance looked comple

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