Obama in 30 Seconds

So, after watching a ton of citizen-produced 30-second Obama ads at MoveOn, I think this is my favorite:

5 Responses to “Obama in 30 Seconds”

  1. Steve Says:

    Dang. You’re a sappy old guy now.

    Give us more explanation, why do you like this particular ad?

  2. knarlyknight Says:

    Dang right. jbc, do you miss Barry Manilo on radio now? ;-)

    This sad account might bring jbc back to senses: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19847.htm , An excerpt:

    Obama naively believed he could simply toss Wright overboard and be done with it. Wrong. There’s no Faustian bargain in politics; no “one moment” when a man sells his soul and moves up to the next level. Politics is like gangrene; it’s piecemeal. One body part turns black and rots off and then the disease moves somewhere else. It all depends on the host. The same is true of politicians; as they ascend the electoral stairwell they discard one chunk of their humanity after another. Eventually—if they can avoid the many land-mines—they enter El Dorado and take the swivel chair in the Oval Office.

  3. jbc Says:

    I dunno. Like I said, I watched a lot of them. Some were pretty dumb or lame, some were just trying too hard but didn’t quite deliver, and some were just total manipulative emotion-stoking. This one is kind of sentimental, I’ll grant you. But I actually liked the underlying argument, and thought it had some heft to it. And of the 15 finalists (some of which I’d already seen during my earlier watching), this is the only one that I really felt like I wanted to watch more than once.

  4. adam_blust Says:

    Love it. Simple and heartfelt. And isn’t that Karen Austin at the beginning?

  5. enkidu Says:

    and the winner is

    h t t p : / / w w w .youtube.com/watch?v=YvO1xELHp3k

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