Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Hunt for Red October: Chris McDaniel's hidden announcement video

Earlier today, Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel (R - Ellisville), announced that he would challenge longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R - Miss.) in the 2014 Republican primary.  He held a campaign event in his hometown, and simultaneously unveiled a campaign website complete with videos on his positions.

Shortly thereafter, McDaniel began to receive immense criticism for calling Mississippi a "welfare state" in his announcement video.  Take for instance this tweet by Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley (D):

Chris McDaniel's campaign video calling MS a "welfare state" is sick. Our people work harder than plenty of people NY, CA or any other state

Then a funny thing happened.  McDaniel made the video "private", meaning that no one could view his announcement video without his permission.  You can check for yourself here:

Maybe it will go live again at some point in its unaltered form.  Maybe someone saved the original and will put it out there for us all to view again.  In the meantime, here's a screenshot from the 118 seconds Chris McDaniel wishes he had back:

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