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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Screenshot: YouTube
Screenshot: YouTube

When it comes to truly entertaining ads, forget the Super Bowl and look no further than political campaigns.

While politicians aren’t always as effective as Coca-Cola or Budweiser in convincing consumers — or in this case, voters — to buy what they’re selling, their efforts are often far more amusing. This year’s midterm elections have already churned out a slew of surprising results in the primaries, and some of these ads just might have played a small part in swaying voters (though not necessarily in the intended direction).

We’re only halfway through the year and still have the general elections — and the ads they will bring — to look forward to, but the commercials that have already graced the screens of voters across the United States deserve some well-warranted attention for their absurdity.

Here, in no particular order, are the five craziest ads of 2014 so far: 

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  • Allan Richardson

    The best campaign song I remember is the one JFK used. If you aren’t old enough to remember it, go to YouTube and look for it. The theme of trying against heavy odds and succeeding was very inspiring.

  • Russell Byrd

    Boehner may have “electile dysfunction,” but that Winteregg looks more like an STD to me. It is bad when the total waste we have looks real good when compared to the alternative. I wonder if Boehner is paying this guy to make him look good.