The Silly Season – A New Kind Of Campaign Video

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Welcome back to IVA’s Silly Season feature - an ongoing series covering and exposing a few or the many instances of the “Silly Season” phenomenon, examples of which certainly aren’t hard to find throughout the mainstream American political media. 

For this week’s Silly Season column – we’ll bring you a break in our normal coverage to share something that’s well…  just plain silly… In recent weeks, a new type of campaign video has burst onto the viral video scene: the Presidential Music Video Parody. As seen below, these vicious, mudslinging , hysterical and catchy videos poke fun at candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama respectively. First off, the The Agenda Project Action Fund presents: “Romney Girl,” set to the classic 90′s anthem by Aqua, “Barbie Girl.”



Our favorite lyric: “He is rich/you are poor. If he wins/ you’re uninsured!”

Taking President Obama to task, prevailed on the notion that Obama didn’t deliver the “hope and change” promised in 2008, by rewriting the lyrics of this year’s #1 pop hit – “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye. “Obama That I Used To Know,” calls out our President for several unfulfilled campaign promises:


Our favorite lyric: “You took Obamacare so far/ but you left me like a dog strapped on Romney’s car”

Independent Voters – if you come up with a music video parody for Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Virgil Goode, or any other third party or independent candidate for office – let us know and we’ll share it!

Stay tuned for the return of your regular Silly Season coverage later this week!

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