Pretty video announces presidential run

A "viral" ad will get Jon Huntsman some attention, for a few minutes

Published June 15, 2011 9:01PM (EDT)

Jon Huntsman, who will definitely not be our next president, has released a fake campaign ad, for attention:

"Viral" ads -- or dumb Internet videos that announce themselves as "virals" before anyone has ever decided to look at them -- are a trend that peaked in quality with Mike Gravel in 2007, and Republican ad wizard Fred Davis is not as cute as he thinks he is. But: This is the prettiest campaign ad I've ever seen! Seriously, turn HD on and watch this full-screen. The message is clear: Even with some douchebag on a motorcycle riding through it, Monument Valley is incredible. Vote John Ford!

By Alex Pareene

Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon and is the author of "The Rude Guide to Mitt." Email him at and follow him on Twitter @pareene

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