So this is what Rock the Vote is using to encourage The Kids to break all precedents and show up at the polls on November 4.

Perhaps some readers will be better equipped than this old cracker to judge the effectiveness of ads like this. My first elections were in the 70s, when the last thing that would have influenced me was a TV star or a best-selling musician.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.