Politics is an easy target at any given time and this was obviously produced to coincide with the Presidential election. While everyone involved clearly thinks this is a sharp and smart satire on American politics equal to the likes of The Onion and the aforementioned Daily Show, it's really just a crude and silly comedy with enough laughs to make up for the shamefully "let's all hug" ending. Democratic Congressman Cam Brady (Ferrell) is running unopposed for the fifth year running and freely enjoys the sexual encounters and lack of work that is afforded to him. However the corrupt Motch brothers (John Lithgow and Dan Aykroyd, looking old as hell) have other ideas and decide to throw their cash and power behind Marty Huggins (Galifianakis); a tourism director who's fat family are presented as the height of comedy.
While not exactly pushing any boundaries The Campaign plods along with enough gags and celebrity cameos to keep things going but as soon as the disappointing finale comes a close, it's hard to remember exactly what the point of this all was.