The cast of Bravo’s “Southern Charm,” including Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel. (Credit: Bravo)
Opinion writer

The Fix’s Chris Cillizza and I are annotating candidates’ advertisements this election season, and this week, we take a look at the latest spot from South Carolina Independent candidate for Senate, star of Bravo’s “Southern Charm,” Thomas Ravenel.

The verdict? Ravenel would have been better employing some snappy, “Real Housewives”-style catchphrases, or enlisting the Magical Elves, the production company behind Bravo hits like “Top Chef.” This strange spot, which paints his potential constituents as victims of Beltway brainwashing and features a truly hideous fake-patriotic living room, is unlikely to win him a lot of supporters.