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Though The Campaign is, in its own way, a silly summer comedy starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, featuring jokes in which a character calls a yarmulke a "Yamaha" or punches a baby, it's also a sly political commentary. After all, it's directed by Jay Roach, who made the stellar HBO political dramas Recount and Game Change, and it stars Ferrell, who skewered George W. Bush better than anyone with his portrayal of the President during his time on SNL.
And from the looks of The Campaign's trailers, and especially these new fake TV spots that debuted today, the movie balances that silliness and sharp wit perfectly in every scene. Take a look at both of the ads below, in which the candidates Cam Brady and Marty Huggins face off against each other with some questionable claims, in ads funded by some questionable organizations.
If you follow the news or The Colbert Report-- or both!-- you've doubtlessly heard about Super PACS, the organizations that can say anything about politicians, and accept money from anyone, even if they're secretly working for the politicians themselves. Those are the kinds of groups you'd imagine are responsible for both of these, and as much as these point out the awful reality of our political system, they also kind of make you wish Obama would run an ad depicting Mitt Romney as a Godzilla-style monster. It's not too late to make this happen!
For more from The Campaign, which opens August 10, click here.