Hillary Clinton’s campaign released an unusual 2-minute television ad to ask for the nation’s vote on Election Day.
“I think we can all agree it’s been a long campaign, but tomorrow you get to pick the next president,” Clinton says in the ad, speaking directly to the camera.
Her campaign referred to the commercial, released Monday morning, as her “closing message.” Most of her TV spots have been 30 seconds or a minute.
The ad is essentially a shorter version of her stump speech, except that in the commercial, she dials down the attacks against Republican Donald Trump. Her one nod to him was to say that people are rejecting a worldview “defined by fear and division” to embrace her more hopeful vision. She says the “cause of her life” was working on behalf of children.
In an election in which neither candidate is very popular with the electorate, Clinton argued that the choice Tuesday is not between two people, but two visions for the country. “It’s not just my name and my opponent’s name on the ballot, it’s the kind of country we want for our children and grandchildren,” she tells viewers.
The spot is airing Monday night during “The Voice” and “Kevin Can Wait” and is estimated to reach 20 million people, according to the campaign.