There's an entire industry built to defend the political image of Hillary Clinton. Supporters of Donald Trump might have found its blindside: the candidate's opinions on a mediocre football team in the NFC East.
A new ad released Sunday slams Clinton for calling the Washington Redskins "insensitive" and suggesting their name isn't suitable for a team in the nation's capital.
"Ha, you thought you'd escaped politics by focusing on football. Wrong," the ad blares. "Clinton wants to mess up your football too. Hillary wants to change the name of the Redskins."
Quarterbacked by a pro-Trump super PAC, the spot tries to draw Virginia Democrats off sides by painting their nominee as a meddling social justice warrior. Is it a gimmick? Sure. Will it work? Maybe.
Although the Redskins play at FedEx field in Maryland, their practice facilities and a majority of their fans are in Virginia. Clinton ally and Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe even tried to steal the team away last August saying that his state "loved the Redskins."
With Trump down by five points in the state, this Hail Mary pass could persuade a few fans. It wouldn't be the craziest thing that's happened this year.
Philip Wegmann is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.