You know the routine when it comes to campaign ads.
It goes something like this:
- Talk about your past accomplishments.
- Pledge to fix everything even though there’s no way you can.
- Make a few specific promises you most likely won’t be able to keep.
- Paint your opponent in a negative light.
The 2016 presidential race is young, but we have an incredible and brutally honest campaign ad.
Unfortunately, it’s fake.
It comes to us from Represent.Us, a nonprofit group with a mission to stop corruption in politics and see campaign finance reform.
The ad focuses on “Gil Fulbright for President.”
His five-step plan for making America is spot on. Interestingly, it includes six points — kind of like when Hillary Clinton released a memo outlining three key points the campaign would be focusing on but actually listed four.
- Appeal to special intests.
- Raise $2 billion.
- Promise you that it’ll be different this time.
- Get elected.
- Break all his promises.
- Work tirelessly for the big donors who helped him get elected.
Of course, he does it all with a smile.
Watch the full video here because Fulbright says “a dramatic camera angle can make me look like a president.”
h/t: The Washington Post