Penn 2013 Brings On Dueling Campaign Videos

Those 2013 campaigners have produced two of the least substantive, most why-I-chose-Yale (that can be an adjective now, right?) campaign videos EVAR. Insiders tell us that when Jake Shuster first saw Jonathon Youshaei’s well-produced video, he became “visibly emotional.” Forthwith, an analysis!

Jonathon Youshaei (click for video) at least knows how to create a meme — the bizarrely memorable “Re-Elect Youshaei” features a guest spot from Larry King — not actually a joke, does anyone know how this happened?? — as well as a Vanilla Ice-esque rapper from Penn, which is good, because Jon’s flow is a little lacking. “Without Jon, the Class Board would be lackin’,” the young white rapper — Asher Roth, is that you? — says. But isn’t that kind of the opposite of how the Class Board feels?

Jake Shuster‘s horrifying, painful “Shake With Jake” features no CNN personalities, but it does have karaoke performed by cafeteria workers! Um, too bad they can’t vote, I guess! Seriously, this gives some credence to the whispers we’re hearing that Jake has nothing to campaign on but bashing Youshaei — which doesn’t exactly make for a good YouTube video — and the fact that his name rhymes with “shake.”

Also, since when do campaigns have to have YouTube videos? We really do blame Aleksey Vayner.

  • 2013

    Pleas–Jake is clearly the better candidate–he just got endorsed by all the upperclass Prezs and is much better at boosting class spirit…Jake is the way to go! VOTE SHUSTER!

  • 2013

    Pleas–Jake is clearly the better candidate–he just got endorsed by all the upperclass Prezs and is much better at boosting class spirit…Jake is the way to go! VOTE SHUSTER!

  • Pennstudgovalum

    God I hate penn stud gov.

  • Pennstudgovalum

    God I hate penn stud gov.

  • d10

    This is just an election for a CLASS president, not president of the student assembly/council/whatever, am I right? I find the whole thing pretty entertaining, but is this really a big deal for most people at Penn? Thoughts from Penn-onians?

  • d10

    This is just an election for a CLASS president, not president of the student assembly/council/whatever, am I right? I find the whole thing pretty entertaining, but is this really a big deal for most people at Penn? Thoughts from Penn-onians?

  • Penn 11

    Nope. No one here but maybe the candidates and their moms really care.

  • Penn 11

    Nope. No one here but maybe the candidates and their moms really care.

  • Y’11

    A “SHABBAS WITH SHUSTER” promotional event? Srsly?

  • Y’11

    A “SHABBAS WITH SHUSTER” promotional event? Srsly?

  • PennforYoushaei

    the awesome white rapper : Wesley Skold aka Wessdogg.

    also, Youshaei’s campaign was so awesome EVEN Larry King knew he was the right candidate ;)

  • PennforYoushaei

    the awesome white rapper : Wesley Skold aka Wessdogg.

    also, Youshaei’s campaign was so awesome EVEN Larry King knew he was the right candidate ;)

  • 2013

    Youshaei my love you have an immensely successful future ahead of you. This campaign is just genius!!

  • 2013

    Youshaei my love you have an immensely successful future ahead of you. This campaign is just genius!!

  • colum

    Dear Jonathon Youshaei, will you marry me?

  • colum

    Dear Jonathon Youshaei, will you marry me?