Fanelli defended the ad to Greg Sargent, saying that people from countries such as Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Syria "require a higher level of security."
"If the people that were doing this kind of thing looked like me, even though I'm not the guy doing the terrorist thing I would want to be examined more closely," said Fanelli.
Fanelli should probably be considered one of the lower-tier candidates in a crowded primary, in which the top GOP candidates are former state Sen. Dan Webster, state Rep. Curt Kelly and businessman Bruce O'Donoghue. On the other hand, anything can happen in a crowded primary -- and Fanelli's ads should certainly get him some attention.
And if Fanelli were to come from behind and win the GOP nomination...just imagine the general election between him and Alan Grayson.
Also check out this other Fanelli ad. "This is an airplane -- and this is a terrorist," says Fanelli, with the dark-skinned actor now wearing an explosive vest, but apparently having been captured and with duct tape over his mouth:
And this one, dramatizing the nightmares of ObamaCare, with an elderly man being informed by his sad and disappointed doctor that he has passed the age limit to receive treatment for his condition:
Again, just imagine a Grayson vs. Fanelli race.