Sorry B.J. Lawson, that’s not Morgan Freeman’s buttery, paternal voice narrating your ad.
As if Tea Party ads couldn’t get more embarrassing, North Carolina congressional hopeful B.J. Lawson doesn’t even know whose doing his voiceovers.
Lawson actually thought Oscar Award-winning actor, Obama supporter, and Successful Black Man, Morgan Freeman, was in support of his Tea Party candidacy. After the mishap occurred, Lawson publicly toyed with the idea that Freeman was a hardcore Constitutionalist. If any idea deserves a mighty LOL, it’s that one.
For all the hoopla surrounding The Founding Fathers these days, it should be noted that the signers at the Constitutional Convention had it well within their purview to abolish slavery then and there. Instead, it got added to a 70-year-long to-do list. Point being, a black man who is a hardcore constitutionalist is a bit of an oxymoron.
The voiceover mishap has become a bit of a scandal, Lawson claiming he was tricked by the firm that made the commercial, the firm, MEI political, claiming Lawson knew all along it was a double and greenlighted it anyway. We’ll never know the truth. Either way, Freeman is pissed — almost as pissed as I was when I sat through the entirety of “The Bucket List.”
Jeez, what a not-so-great movie. A demanding watch to say the least. And when Morgan Freeman is in a film, I trust that it’s going to be good, because I trust Morgan Freeman. That’s why people use him in campaign ads. Or at least pretend to.