Saturday, February 16, 2008

Obama for America: "Desperate" TV Ad WI


Obama for America: "Our Moment Is Now" TV Ad

Video description: "Airing in Texas and Vermont."


Hillary Clinton for President: Rebuild

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."


Hillary Clinton for President: Deserves

Video description: "Barack Obama still hasn't agreed to debate Hillary in Wisconsin."


Obama for America: "President" TV Ad

Video description: "Airing in California, Arkansas, Minnesota, Georgia, Alabama, Hawaii, New Jersey, Nebraska, Massachusetts and many more."


Obama for America: "Need" TV Ad

Video description: "Airing in Wisconsin, North Dakota, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and Delaware."


Obama for America: "Debate" TV Ad

Video description: "On the air in Wisconsin."


Obama for America: "Economic fairness" Radio Ad in Ohio

Listen here: "Economic fairness" Radio Ad in Ohio


Hillary Clinton for President: Tammy Baldwin Radio Ad in WI

Listen here: Tammy Baldwin Radio Ad


SlateV: Damned Spot: Hillary Goes Negative


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hillary Clinton for President: Giving Voice to our Soldiers

Video description: "She'll never stop fighting for those who fight for us, and give voice to those who have none."


Hillary Clinton for President: Wisconsin Ad: "Debate"

Video description: "Both Democratic candidates were invited to a televised debate in Wisconsin. Hillary said yes, Sen. Obama has not."


Obama for America: Spanish-Language Radio Airing in Texas

Listen here: Obama's Spanish-Language Radio Ad

English Translation:

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.


Obama for America: "Mother" - OH Ad

[][via The Hotline] Anti-McCain Parody of Yes We Can Music Video

If you haven't already, watch the Yes We Can music video first.

Video description: " 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
Andy Cobb
Josh Funk
Nyima Funk
Marc Evan Jackson
Mark Kienlen
David Pompeii
Marc Warzecha

Special guests:
Beth Farmer
Matt Craig
Rebecca Allen
Kai Pompeii
Kevin Douglas
Victor Lopez

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."


Hillary Clinton for President: Lifetime - March 4

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."


Hillary Clinton for President: Falling Through - Ohio

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."


Hillary Clinton for President: Obligation

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."


Obama for America: Obama Radio Ad for Potomac Primary

Video description: "Barack Obama releases a radio ad before contests in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C."

[] Barack Obama Music Video - Hope Changes Everything

Video description: "New Barack Obama Music Video - Hope changes everything.

Get this video at 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.