I have to admit I’ve watched the ad about 20 times. The Jeff Barth video juggernaut has arrived. He’s cleared over 78,000 views on youtube. In comparison Kristi Noem’s “Caucus” ad from the 2010 campaign has over 80,000 views (Without doing much searching that appears to be her most viewed video). How many views will Barth’s video get?
Over on youtube I’ve been reading the comments posted about Barth’s video and I thought I’d share some of the best ones:
At least no one can call him “gutless.” – drakono82 10 hours ago
“Dude got winded walking downhill. Stick to chess.” – sgrotjan 16 hours ago
“He’s like a fat Forrest Gump. I shall now refer to him as Forrest Gut.” – Aceman7723 16 hours ago
“I’m glad someone finally recorded Jeff’s daily trip-to-the-mailbox speech.” – dfgyuhdd 13 hours ago
“And that, ladies and gentlemen, was the most exercise Jeff Barth has gotten since his ostrich riding days.” – Aceman7723 1 day ago
“All I want to know is: what is he smuggling under his shirt?” – neoshake 1 day ago
“What is with all the weight comments This guy is actually taking an active part in your country’s political system so that he can bring what he considers good change, and all you people can do is comment on the gut of an old man who seems to have lived a pretty cool life if you? ask me.” – Simbalis 1 day ago
“The best political ad EVER!” – kolatubosun 1 day ago
“I just Googled Kristi Noem —Wow !.. Mr. Barth, forget about Washington.” – jbjumpback 16 hours ago
“They cut out the part at the end with the firetruck and the defibrillator.” – jrblackify 5 hours ago
Barth might find himself the media darling in South Dakota politics with reporters hoping to catch his next great moment. And for a candidate with a lack of cash, nothing could be better.