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Obama Video

As you know, I'm voting for myself for President this year (you should, too). I'm completely unhappy with every other declared candidate, and there's no one out there that I feel I can support. Plus, this is the first year that I'm old enough to be eligible to hold the office.

Having said that, I still keep a glancing eye on politics. When blistermoth posted an Obama Video in her LJ, I took a look at it. It was really cool -- someone took one of his speeches and turned it into a song:



I love it when people get creative collaboratively on things like that. Even though I don't agree with Obama's politics at all, I really think that's a cool video.

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hdn
Feb. 5th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
And as much as you hear that these celebrity endorsements don't make much difference, its pretty hard to ignore Oprah Winfrey and all of the award winning musicians and actors in this video. This definitely appeals to a younger demographic that is playing such a big role this election.
drmellow
Feb. 5th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
I agree, and think it's sad. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, and everyone is entitled to express their opinion and try to convince others to agree with them.

But, really, why should a "regular joe" look to take political advice from a celebrity on the basis of their being a celebrity? When I want advice on politics, I look to news analysts and political commentary. When I want to be entertained, I look to musicians and actors.

But, yeah, it probably will be a noticeable factor this time around.
hdn
Feb. 5th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
I just read this from the guy that came up with the video. He's very persuasive, in his way. Its not political, really. But I think there some valid points there. And the whole political scene is really offputting for me right now. So something like this does appeal to me, even though I'm not an Obama fan. I wish there was someone a little more libertarian that could inspire this kind of support.
drmellow
Feb. 5th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yup, that's one thing about internet technologies that's really starting to emerge: the ability for people to self-publish and have their thoughts seen by a large number of people, instead of just a few. It helps get and keep the discussion going.

I'm with you on the cal for a libertarian alternative.
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