The ads this election cycle have been pure gold: From the fake karaoke version of “These Boots are Made for Walkin'” with dancing boots belonging to Rubio, to a scared stiff Ted Cruz pretending to duck hunt next to the Duck Commander, politicians are making increasingly insane viral-style ads to appeal to voters in the GOP base.

Marco Rubio was apparently a bit miffed that he missed out on the Duck Dynasty crew throwing their weight behind his high-heeled boots, so he went for the next best trashy thing on television- Rick Harrison, host of the hit show “Pawn Stars.”

The show, whose name is a cheeky reference to the term “porn stars,” declared that Rubio is a “good investment” unlike the pictured Obama and Hillary bobble-heads.

The video of Harrison in his shop overlaid with royalty-free rock music is interspersed with clips of Marco talking very seriously about serious things. It just doesn’t mesh at all.


Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at