We have grown up in an era where the norm is “paying” for a campaign. This past summer the movie The Campaign was exactly about this topic. Yes this is a movie mainly allowing Will Ferrell and Zack Galfaasomethingorother to be funny, but at it’s core brings forth a great social problem this country has.
The plot summary is taken from IMDB.com; In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. Will Ferrell plays Cam Brady Zack Galifianakis plays Marty. In the movie the CEO’s want to get control of someone who will put forth a new bill for them so they can make a huge profit. Yes most of this movie is over dramatized, but at it’s core it tells the audience about a real life situation going on here. At it’s core it let’s the people wonder who does control our own government officials?
I know most people look at this movie and shrug it off as a raunchy Will Ferrell comedy. But I look at it in a good way; it at the very least gets the message out there. That’s a lot more than other media outlets out there.