Wow, that may just be the Republican version of the daisy ad.
Hits you right in the gut because most of us have been there at one time in our lives.
The only sounds are the clinking of the utensils and I’m hearing pouring rain outside - does anyone else hear the rain?
No kidding. That is the ad which must be played in as many states as possible.
Only after you mentioned it. I had the vol down sort of low the first time then replayed it with the vol up to normal and yep, pouring rain outside. That sound of rain adds to the 'gloom factor' x 103 times.
an aside: That Americans For Prosperity org sure has a lot of great video ads. I watched a couple more after the 'Dinner Table'. They're all great.
In English class I recall that rain is a literary metaphor for death or maybe a foreshadowing of it.
I heard the rain the 2nd time. There have been a couple of times I had to feed my 2 cats instead of myself.
I COULD NOT imagine a mother or father in that position.