Now that the apologies are over, Eliot Spitzer is sticking to his “Sheriff of Wall Street” roots in the city comptroller’s race.
In a new advertisement called “Empty,” the camera stays focused on a barren Wall Street in downtown Manhattan. There is no voice-over and viewers are simply treated to a triumphant, patriotic soundtrack. Only the text at the end explains the scene: “Guess they heard he’s back.”
(The ad also includes a New York Times headline–“Spitzer Rejoins Politics”– which is accurate, unlike his last, apology-inducing commercial which contained an altered headline of a Times article.)
According to the former governor’s spokesman, Hari Sevugan, the commercial is “part of a significant buy that begins today” and “will play primarily on major news websites.”
See the ad in all its goofily patriotic glory below: