“The Campaign,” starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis as rival politicians, hits theaters this Friday. The funny men learned so much while shooting the film, and wanted to share their…erm…“unique” political knowledge in these brand spankin' new MTV Power of 12 videos with us. Check them out!
+ 12 is one less than 13!
Will and Zach would be, like, the best first grade teachers ever. But aside from being “one short of 13,” MTV's Power of 12 is here to keep you informed on the candidates and key issues of the 2012 election. With over 45 million young voters eligible to vote, we have the power to majorly affect the outcome of this year’s Presidential, congressional, and state races, and MTV's Power of 12 wants to make sure we do!
+ A ballot is, “a small device kept in the butt cheeks for emergencies.”
Thanks to Will Ferrell, the ballot boxes may smell just a liiiiittle funky on election day. Don’t forget to register and cast your ballot come November. And although Will and Zach’s Jargon Busters have been…helpful…if you ever run into any political terms you don’t understand (like WTF is a “zoo plane”?!), check out our weekly Political Jargon Busters.
+ Skinny jeans and autocorrect are two very serious issues faced by young Americans.
The economy is important, but autocorrect should be the leading subject of this year's Presidential debates! No more texting mishaps! A few Saturdays ago, my iPhone autocorrected “Finishing this drink, then I’m leaving,” to “Finishing this drink, then I’m lesbian.” Sooooo, is it safe to assume Siri would vote in support of marriage equality? Who knows, but catch Will and Zach in “The Campaign” this Friday, log on to Power of 12 to keep up with the 2012 election, and please, please, please keep your ballots out of your bums!
You have the power to decide the outcome of the 2012 Election. Register to vote with our super easy registration tool. So, no excuses. Vote like a champ.