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.
  • Repeat.

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.

Gil’s plan:

  1. Appeal to special intests.
  2. Raise $2 billion.
  3. Promise you that it’ll be different this time.
  4. Get elected.
  5. Break all his promises.
  6. Work tirelessly for the big donors who helped him get elected.

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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