I first saw this political ad for Obama this morning while watching the morning news programs (with a tag for the DC, VA & MD primaries on February 12th - a.k.a the Chesapeake Primary). And I gather tonight it ran during the Superbowl. I had tears in my eyes by the end. It's only 30 seconds.
Joe Scarbourgh broadcast this ad on Morning Joe and remarked with chagrin and astonishment, "Well, that beats I'll cut your taxes." You BET it does!
And then I found out this music video which was released last Friday. More info on artists can be found here. Obama speaks poetry, so I guess it was only a matter of time before someone puts his cadences to music. (In the music video credits Obama is called the CEO of Inspiration).
Its unique, its outstanding, its cool. It's worth every second.
ABC News did a report on it, you can read here. will.i.am (songwriter, founding member and front man for the Black Eyed Peas) produced the music and video, inspired by Obama’s speech after his loss in NH. Director and filmmaker Jesse Dylan, son of another socially active musician, Bob Dylan, did the video.
It's going viral. Send it to every one you know. Yes you can. Yes we can.
What do you think of these? Have you ever seen anything like this in politics? Please comment!