Of all the possible celebrity endorsements a political candidate could ever get, New York City Attorney General candidate Sean Coffey must have been thrilled to hear that none other than the original Batman, Adam West, has supported him.
Even though West played Batman in the 1960s television series, he is still fondly remembered for his portrayal of the Caped Crusader. And he is also known to younger voters, as he has a recurring role as the mayor on the popular animated series Family Guy.
In a message that lasts for approximately 45 seconds, (you can hear the full call via Comics Alliance) West told voters exactly why they should vote for Coffey, instead of the other candidates.
I know a thing or two about keeping Gotham City safe. Sean is an independent voice who wants to fight those villains in Albany!
This race is no stranger to celebrity endorsements, with the New York Post stating that Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon and 30 Rock‘s Alec Baldwin have campaigned for Senator Eric Schneiderman; Mad Men actor John Slattery backs Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, musician Pete Seeger endorses Asseblyman Richard Brodsky; and actor John Leguizamo is backing former Insurance Superintendent Eric Dinallo.
West said that he chose to back Coffey because he is not only a good guy, but a clear-thinker. And, who better to tell voters who to trust that Batman himself?
I’ve been a pretend crime-fighter for years. Now, we’ve got a potential real one with him