A new ad campaign launched by Vinny Minchillo, who worked on ads for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, wants to remind America “Republicans Are People, Too!”

Minchillo created the campaign, which includes a video, website and a hashtag #IamRepublican, due to the bias criticism he feels is directed towards his party.

He said, “On social media, I’ve been called every name in the book. It’s become socially acceptable to talk about Republicans in the most evil terms possible and that doesn’t seem right. We wanted to do this to really remind people that Republicans are friends, neighbors and do things that maybe you wouldn’t expect them to do.”

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In the campaign you see every day individuals reading the New York Times and sporting a beard and tattoos. There is even an image of a Black woman that reads, “Republicans are Black.”

However, as the Daily Banter has noted, the images are stock photos and not photos of real every day Republicans. The image of the Black woman has been found on several sites including the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys as well as a Christian counseling center.

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If one were trying to humanize a party, wouldn’t it make sense to use real Republicans?

Check out the video for the campaign below.

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  • Confused

    This is such a lazy, terrible ad campaign. I think we all know Republicans are living, breathing humans, even though stock photos work against that point. WE need the leaders of their party to recognize that the rest of us (those not traditionally associated with them: Blacks, women, undocumented persons, etc) are people and treat us as such not the other way around.

  • Eduardo

    I wonder if Democratic candidates will use this in their campaigns.

    • true america

      no