So Bad It’s Good: Watch The “Official” Polis Recall Video

Have you ever wondered to yourself while sitting in front of your home computer, “could I make a gripping political ad?” We have some bad news–without experience, preferably some professional training or (God forbid) a college education in video production, the answer is most likely no. Once in awhile somebody stumbles into a good concept Blair Witch Project style, but generally speaking the cutting room floor of political history is littered with bad, sometimes really bad, amateur video.

So it goes with the above minute of low-res mashup footage and extremely dramatic royalty free music, fresh from the struggling “Official” Polis recall campaign and bad enough that a high school student would lose points for turning it in. But lest you think this was a volunteer effort, the campaign actually lists an expenditure of several hundred dollars to a “videographer.”

That’s right–apparently they paid for this.

On the other hand, here’s something we already know about the Polis recall campaign–since anyone who possesses “political experience” either knows it’s a fool’s errand or is taking part only to siphon off the campaign’s money. Given the likelihood that all of the competing Polis recall operations will be footnotes in history by Labor Day, preserving this example of their low-budget folly for posterity was the least we could do.

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. JeffcoBlue says:

    Hey you guys, if an actual 10 year old made that you're going to feel bad.

  2. MADCO says:


    Actually, failure is an option.

  3. 2Jung2Die says:

    Can I ask for that minute back when I'm on my deathbed?

  4. Pseudonymous says:

    This looks like a fan-made Polis campaign video targeted at left-leaning voters.

  5. Pseudonymous says:

    …fashion in Colorado.

  6. Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

  7. JohnInDenver says:

    For more information, you can check the website ….

    I'm fairly leery of "commercial" websites that don't include a name or contact information. 

  8. mamajama55 says:

    Holy crap. They didn't even list what their big gripes with Polis are. And that dramatic "crisis" music – how over the top was that?


  9. davebarnes says:

    Arc Sky Entertainment is NOT registered with the Colorado SoS. Neither is JQ Films.

    "Arc Sky Entertainment is a wedding videography business based out of Denver, Colorado.   … John Quintana"

  10. Lucy Montrose says:

    My music video mashup of scenes from Action Park is better than that ad!

  11. mamajama55 says:

    Juli Andra is pissed at you, Pols. See her FB comments below. Try to bear up.

  12. doremi says:

    Did I miss it?  Why is the whole logo on the front end upside down?


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