(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Michelle Obama, the former First Lady of the Obama administration, is widely considered to be one of the most popular first ladies in recent history. That’s why the Democratic National Committee rolled her out to their national convention, letting her give a speech in which she made several false statements about the president and implored people to get behind their nominee, Joe Biden.
The speech was meant to be a slam dunk for the Democrats, but looking at digital metrics, it didn’t exactly do so well. One of the most hotly-anticipated speeches of the entire DNC was completely trounced by a single video ad made by a new black GOP candidate from Baltimore that very quickly racked up millions of views on Twitter.
Democrats don’t want you to see this.
They’re scared that I’m exposing what life is like in Democrat run cities.
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) August 17, 2020
Kimberly Klacik, the GOP candidate for MD District 7, published an ad in which she was seen walking through the streets of Baltimore and slamming the Democrats for not caring about black lives. She showed people what the streets really look like in the city, and talked about how black Americans don’t have to vote Democrat.
The video was an instant hit, and according to the chief marketing officer for The Post Millennial, Jeff Ballingall, it gained way more attention than Obama’s DNC speech did.
“By digital metrics, Michelle Obama bombed at the DNC last night,” he tweeted on Tuesday. “The former first lady was completely outdone by an unknown house candidate, Kimberly Klacik.”
By digital metrics, Michelle Obama bombed at the DNC last night. The former first lady was completely outdone by an unknown house candidate, @kimKBaltimore.
— Jeff Ballingall (@JeffBallingall) August 18, 2020
As of Wednesday afternoon, Klacik’s ad had more than 8.1 million views on Twitter. And that number keeps growing.
“On Facebook, Michelle Obama, despite being promoted by the traditional media giants, couldn’t scratch the virality of Klacik and the new media outlets who pushed her,” Ballingall continued.
He also said that on Twitter alone, Klacik had more than 25% more views than Obama did, referencing the video published on her official Twitter account. On August 18, the video had 3 million views compared to Klacik’s 4.1 million.