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Friday, February 29, 2008

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posted by on February 29 at 9:10 AM

The new video:

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Posted by carissa | February 29, 2008 9:26 AM


Even I will admit that that's a little Messianic.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 29, 2008 9:26 AM

Hot damn... Jessica Alba AND Kerry Washington are supporting Obama? AND John Leguizamo? Wow. Count me in.

And is there a need for any more debates? I mean, Macy Grey's positions on foreign policy are really nuanced, and in terms of trade agreements, I hear that the actor that played the guy that killed Patrick Swayze in Ghost is really knowledgeable.

I mean, who needs Madeleine Albright when you have Theo FUCKING Huxtable?

Posted by bma | February 29, 2008 9:28 AM

Truthfully, this is pretty effing heavy-handed compared to the Yes We Can video. The Yes We Can video left me feeling inspired and hopeful. This video left me thinking about the phrase "cult of personality" and feeling generally nervous--I like Barack Obama, but I don't necessarily want these peoples' Kool-Aid.

Posted by Christin | February 29, 2008 9:31 AM

funny seeing george lopez who uses the N word so freely at his LA shows.

" he will not be the president for corporations"

somebody is going to be dissapointed in about 2 years.

i dont know, he is fine, he deserves our support, money and vote, but come on now.

Posted by SeMe | February 29, 2008 9:36 AM

I won't be on board until I hear Andy Dick's endorsement!

Posted by Sure Thing | February 29, 2008 9:38 AM

This is terrible, and makes me hate celebrities more than ever. Hearing super-gorge Jessica Alba say "I would like a cleaner Earth" makes me want to dump detergent in Green Lake. I don't think that's the effect they're going for.

And the singing is awful.

Posted by Fnarf | February 29, 2008 9:44 AM

It shows that Obama is closing the all-important Celebrity Gap.

Let me know when he snag's Martin Sheen's endorsement.

Or Charlie.

Or even Emilio Estevez....

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 29, 2008 9:46 AM

i'm about as big a supporter of obama as you can get, but that video is pretty over the top. though did i see what's his name from queer as folk on there for a second? you know, the skinny blond one... randy something...

Posted by konstantConsumer | February 29, 2008 9:47 AM

The singing reminded me of the song Ave Satani from the Omen soundtrack.

Posted by SeMe | February 29, 2008 9:49 AM

I actually liked this one more than the Yes We Can video.

Posted by Jason B | February 29, 2008 9:55 AM

Just as the F**king Matt Damon parodies need to stop, so do the Obama music videos.

Clearly, marketed for the Latino vote. As a hispanic, I feel a bit insulted. Simply chanting Obama's name won't get me to vote for the guy.


Posted by Medina | February 29, 2008 10:08 AM

Love it when one of the actresses (blanking on her name) is saying that she wants the war to end, but it sounds hilariously like she is saying she "basically want[s] the world to end."

Posted by Etteloc | February 29, 2008 10:12 AM

I'm surprised Madeline Albright is still alive ...

Obama music vids rock my world! I'll be humming this at the Obama event upstairs at Von's (6th and Pike, next to Pacific Place) tonight that's from 5:30 to 8 pm.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 29, 2008 10:38 AM

I didn't like this one, but I didn't like the first one to begin with. Gimmicks don't make good music, will.
The song shouldn't be good because it's inspirational, it should be inspirational because it's good.

Posted by Mr Fuzzy | February 29, 2008 10:42 AM

Even as a strongly committed Obamamerican, this struck me as dangerously close to the "One of Us, One of Us" chant from the classic movie FREAKS.

But I still prefer it to any video released so far by the Hillary camp. (Watch the "Hee-lar-ee for You and Me! Sesame-Street-like video again and prove me wrong.)

Posted by Andy Niable | February 29, 2008 10:46 AM
17 is a cheesedick.'d.stop.

Posted by manic preacha | February 29, 2008 11:10 AM

...and i hate how the white people nod their heads during the "OBAMA" chant. like their giving in to the hip hop beat, cuz it's out of their comfort zone to "act black".

Posted by manic preacha | February 29, 2008 11:12 AM

Act black? Is this some kind of US thing? Cause I don't remember any of the black people I grew up with in Texas, Michigan, or BC "acting black"?

Or are you referring to being angry at being shat on repeatedly by society? Yeah, that happens - deal with it.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 29, 2008 11:16 AM

Sorry, but I think it's beautiful.

Posted by apparently the minority | February 29, 2008 11:24 AM

Let me know when he snag's Martin Sheen's endorsement.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 29, 2008 9:46 AM

You should have said "Let me know when he snag's President Bartlett's endorsement." That way the sheep would have really known who you were talking about! :-D

Posted by Kraegarth | February 29, 2008 11:31 AM

Based on the title, I was hoping it was going to be Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie" rewritten for Obama. Disappointment.

Posted by spencer | February 29, 2008 11:35 AM

This video pretty much reassures me that I have made the right decision in supporting Hillary Clinton

Posted by alex | February 29, 2008 12:17 PM


The times are seriously ripe for an "I'm fucking Obama" - "He's fucking Obama" video.

Posted by Chris | February 29, 2008 12:38 PM


Posted by Mike in Pioneer | February 29, 2008 1:04 PM

I am a huge Obama supporter but I found this pretty fucking creepy. The less people who see this video the better.

Posted by cbc | February 29, 2008 1:14 PM

fan. creepy. but still better than the for you and me one.

Posted by infrequent | February 29, 2008 2:06 PM


Posted by Greg | February 29, 2008 2:35 PM

you people are jaded. i cried over my cabbage salad and toast when i watched that. still sniffly. blort.

Posted by Z squared | February 29, 2008 2:47 PM

That was VERY disturbing...grossness!

Posted by slippers | February 29, 2008 4:06 PM

FREAKY DEAKY!!!! God complex anyone?

I's getting a buimper sticker that says "Barak, save me from your followers".

Stop it people! I am a flaming liberal, lesbian, environmentalist, transit riding, NPR listening, woo woo Californian and this freaks me out. Middle America is really going to be freaked by this kind of craziness.

Posted by Barak, save me from your followers | February 29, 2008 4:13 PM

@ 24: that needs to happen now, while it still makes some sense. call snl asap.

Posted by anna | February 29, 2008 4:16 PM

Forgettable and harmless.

Posted by homage to me | February 29, 2008 5:48 PM

God, make these stop.

Posted by johnnie | February 29, 2008 6:02 PM

I liked the first one a lot, and this one had a few good moments... but yeah, I think it was over the top. And are all those people supposed to be famous? 'cuz if so, I'm really really out of it. I only recognized 4 or 5 of them. Hi, Luiz Guzman!

Posted by Uncle Vinny | February 29, 2008 6:09 PM
I hear that the actor that played the guy that killed Patrick Swayze in Ghost is really knowledgeable.

If you're talking about Luis Guzman, he wasn't in Ghost. Don't worry. I used to make that mistake all the time.

Posted by keshmeshi | February 29, 2008 9:30 PM

@36: Alas, you're right. :( Too bad, too... guess Obama doesn't know as much about trade as I thought he did.

Posted by bma | February 29, 2008 9:43 PM

I had a bunch of people tell me that the last video was so inspirational, and when I watched it, I was like, what? This isn't even anything, just a bunch of people saying Yes We Can.

This video is both better and worse. The Obama chanting is super creepy, but I appreciate that people are actually explaining why they are voting for him.

Posted by Julie | March 1, 2008 10:30 AM

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