Richard Tisei, we take our hats off to you. And if we were American, we might vote for you. Oh, no. Wait. You're a Republican. Hmm. In that case: we'll vote for you in the election for The Best Political Campaign Ad Of The 2012 US Election.

Mr Tisei is running for US Congress (Massachusetts's 6th congressional district, since you ask) and inspired, perhaps, by this little girl, he seems to have realised that people are fed up of the election and bored of the usual political ads.

So as a result, he's released the advert above.

It's slightly genius, and ever so slightly mad. But, as you can see from the slideshow below, American political adverts - especially Republican ones - do have form when it comes to this sort of thing:

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  • Vernon Robinson Goes To The Twilight Zone

    Islamic extremists! Homosexuals! People who kill a million babies a year! You're right, Vern - America <em>is</em> like the Twilight Zone these days.

  • Dan Fanelli - NOT A Racist

    If we didn't laugh, we'd cry.

  • Dale Peterson - Listen Up!

    Thugs and criminals! They don't give a rip! Whatever that is.

  • Carly Fiorina's Demon Sheep

    It has A FALLING SHEEP. AWESOME.

  • Christine O'Donnell - NOT A Witch

    Best. Opening line. Ever.

  • Mike Gravel Wants To Be President

    But not before staring at us and then throwing a huge rock into a lake.

  • David Vitter Vs The Mexicans

    Fun fact - Louisana doesn't even share a state border with Mexico!

  • Rick Barber - Slavery

    We're all becoming slaves, says Rick Barber, Tea Party candidate. And to prove it, he ASKS ABRAHAM LINCOLN. And invokes the Holocaust. Nice!

  • Mike Weinstein, Kid Of The '80s

    You think it's going to be <em>Footloose</em>... But it's SO much better than that.

  • John McCain, President Of The Future!

    In 2008, the John McCain camp imagined that Mr McC had solved all of America's problems by the year 2013. Great tactic: he never got voted in, so we'll never know that they were wrong!

  • Adriane Reesey And The Absentee Ballot

    Includes a blooper reel. Fantastic.

  • Bill Richardson - A Not Entirely Convincing Cowboy

    Yes, he really does say "Let's head 'em off at the pass."

  • Charlie Wheelan - The Bright Knight!

    Potential Chicago Congressman - and wannabe Batman.

  • Jim Slattery Attacks Pat Roberts

    Wait - is he? - oh god, he is! Ewwww!

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