Saturday, February 16, 2008
Video description: "She is fighting for America's middle class."
"She will end $55 billion in corporate giveaways to special interests and invest that money to help rebuild the middle class."
Video description: "Barack Obama still hasn't agreed to debate Hillary in Wisconsin."
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Video description: "She'll never stop fighting for those who fight for us, and give voice to those who have none."
Video description: "Both Democratic candidates were invited to a televised debate in Wisconsin. Hillary said yes, Sen. Obama has not."
Clip from Barack Obama: “There is not a liberal American and a conservative America; there is the United States of America.”
Barack Obama is talking to me.
He’s faced many of the same challenges that we’ve faced in my family.
His parents weren’t rich, but through hard work, he earned a scholarship and found his way — graduating from Harvard Law School.
And instead of accepting job offers that paid a lot of money, Obama decided to work with churches, giving a helping hand to those less fortunate in his community.
Clip from Barack Obama: In this election, in this moment, let us reach for what we know is possible.
Obama is talking to me.
About the opportunity to go to college … and about ensuring my parents and grandparents have the health care they need.
That’s why I’m talking to others — my parents, my uncles, and my friends — because politics isn’t just for those who like to fight, it’s for those who want to build a better future.
Obama is talking to me, and he’s talking to you too.
BO: I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message.
If you haven't already, watch the Yes We Can music video first.
Video description: "Will.i.am totally stole this idea from us, we've been thinking for a long time that earnest people reacting to a candidate is the future of music video.
By Election08 On Youtube
Marc Evan Jackson
The work that we face in our time is great
in a time of war
and the terrible sacrifices it entails
the promise of a better future is not always clear
there's gonna be other wars
I'm sorry to tell you there's gonna be other wars
there's gonna be a lot of combat wounds
and my friends it's gonna be tough
and we're gonna have a lot to do
That old Beach Boys song, Bomb Iran?
Bomb Bomb Bomb, Bomb...
I'm still convinced that withdrawal means chaos
and if you think that things are bad now
if we withdraw--you ain't seen nothing yet
was the war a good idea, worth the price in blood and treasure?
It was a good idea
President Bush talked about our staying in Iraq for 50 years
Maybe a hundred, that's fine with me
I don't think Americans are concerned if we're there for a hundred years, or a thousand years, or ten thousand years."
Video description: "What I try to do every day is figure out how to help somebody. And that's what I will do as president."
Video description: "The oil companies, the insurance companies, the drug companies have had a president stand for them for seven years. Hillary will stand for all of us."
Video description: "Hillary is the only candidate for president with a plan to cover every single person in America. If you believe health care is America's moral obligation, join her."
Video description: "Barack Obama releases a radio ad before contests in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C."
Video description: "New Barack Obama Music Video - Hope changes everything.
Get this video at www.obamavideo08.com and upload it to your own YouTube account to show support for America's rock star candidate.
Created by two dedicated Obama supporters in Los Angeles, CA.
Writer/Director: Eric Hirshberg
Producer: Tom Dunlap"
This one is not nearly as powerful as the Yes We Can music video but its worth taking a look at. I post these music videos and other non-ad based videos here on the blog because they demonstrate a creative way to get a message out. Videos like this one and the Yes We Can music video utilize the viral power of the internet rather than the singular controlling feel that you get from broadcast television and radio ads. Sometimes the way that one encounters the message is just as important as how the message is convey. This particular video was sent to me by a fellow blogspotter. If that person hadn't forwarded it on to me I probably wouldn't have decided it was worth posting here. So, in the end the way that a message arrives to its audience can adversely effect how the message is received.