Will Ferrell: "Anchorman," "Campaign" characters similar

Will Ferrell on "CBS This Morning."
Will Ferrell's Anchorman character and this Cam Brady
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(CBS News) Will Ferrell is perhaps best known for his bold, brash character Ron Burgundy in the 2004 movie "Anchorman."

In his new movie "The Campaign," Ferrell plays Cam Brady, a North Carolina politician with vice presidential aspirations. Friday on "CBS This Morning," Ferrell pointed to the similarities between Brady and Burgundy: both know how to give a great speech.

"(Cam Brady,) for the most part, doesn't know what he's talking about, which is very similar to Mr. Ron Burgundy," Ferrell said. "He's a master of looking like he knew what he was talking about."

Ferrell said the movie is first and foremost a funny movie, but said it does have a little point-of-view included about American politics. "There's been so much material in politics over the last couple of years that we were able to obviously have fun with that," Ferrell said. "At the same time, we're kind of pointing out just all the money that's flooding into these campaigns at unprecedented levels."

Ferrell stars opposite Zach Galifianakis, a rival North Carolina politician, in the film.

For more with Ferrell on how he teamed up with Galifianakis, discussion about political comedy, his own political views, and more, watch the video in the player above.