Kristi Noem campaign ad makes Matt Varilek look appealing

South Dakota is no stranger to quirky campaign ads, but there's quirky and then there's tragically misguided. Incumbent Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem has put together probably the most effective ad ever — for her opponent Matt Varilek. The ad exhaustively illustrates Varilek's impressive education, travels, teachings, international greenhouse gas work, political experience and his aptitude for throwing the mother of all corn dog parties. Noem's greatest achievement?

Receiving the South Dakota Young Leader Award from the South Dakota Soybean Association. The South Dakota GOP are awfully proud of the video going viral, though they don't seem to grasp the roughly 10-to-1 dislikes to likes ratio on YouTube. [Source]