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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Obamamercial Open Thread

posted by on October 29 at 17:11 PM

The Stranger doesn’t have cable. So I bought myself cable for the last month of the election so I could watch and blog stuff like this. But today, of all days, MSNBC is screwed up on my cable service. Sorry. If you’re able to watch the commercial, here’s your open thread. I’ll try again at 8 p.m. Pacific.

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no bigs. just king of the hill as usual on fox.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | October 29, 2008 5:16 PM

Am lovin' it.

Focus on middle class working class bread, butter, jobs, mortgages, health costs, the giveaway of the American dream -- he wants to help the folks who need the help.

Am lovin' this focus on the economic.

Beautiful black couple in Ohio. Wonderful Latinos in NM. All working, struggling, and he is finally showing an emotional side connecting with them.

Good direction. Good production values.

I hope as Pres. he puts up something like this on the internet about every freaking month because we are sure gonna have to fight like hell to get things passed. So, we will have to force a few dozen representatives and a handful of key senators on every vote to get with the program.

Am lovin' it.

Posted by PC | October 29, 2008 5:18 PM

Is all your cable screwed up, or just MSNBC? Because BET is also airing the program.

Posted by UnoriginalAndrew | October 29, 2008 5:18 PM

I think O is welling up with tears talking about his mom...

Posted by Cindy | October 29, 2008 5:18 PM

Is there a stream somewhere?

Posted by J | October 29, 2008 5:22 PM

Jeez - all these really personal stories are kind of tough to watch without choking up a little. The sappy music doesn't help.

But yeah, when he talked about his mom -- it helps to see politicians as human beings.

Posted by pffft | October 29, 2008 5:26 PM
Posted by samual | October 29, 2008 5:28 PM

This shit is fucking heartbreaking. Jesus.

Posted by JT | October 29, 2008 5:28 PM

Too bad my stupid parents already sent in their absentee ballots, I think this MIGHT have woken them up to the fact that other than abortion, they are voting against everything they believe in with McCain/Palin.

Posted by angela | October 29, 2008 5:31 PM

Money well spent.

Posted by Mac | October 29, 2008 5:31 PM

I pretty much cried through that whole thing.

Posted by Erica | October 29, 2008 5:31 PM

Beautiful. Oh gosh, definitely choked up.

Posted by Ariel | October 29, 2008 5:32 PM

Agreed. Lots of tears. Just what I needed to rev up for poll-watching in Ohio.

Posted by emma's bee | October 29, 2008 5:35 PM

Fan-fucking-tastic. Holy sweet Moses. I laughed; I cried. In all seriousness, it was super duper on all levels. And he never mentioned Dickweed and Hooker Heels.

I seriously hope that he'll do something like this on a regular basis when he becomes president. I mean, think of it. He's got this massive list of engaged and interested citizens. I can't imagine they'll just sit on that list until the next election. I think he's about to revolutionize the way a President governs.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | October 29, 2008 5:38 PM

Yeah I cried 4 times because I was moved.

Then I cried OUT when I turned to FOX afterward and they are still talking about Ayers.

McCain doesn't have to pay for his infomercials....FOX tows the line for him 7 days a week.

Posted by Non | October 29, 2008 5:39 PM

I was welling up by about fifteen seconds in. And then it kept on coming. Brilliant. Ai yi yi.

Posted by Tina | October 29, 2008 5:43 PM

We have been bullied and abused for the past 8 years by turds we elected into positions of power.

Somehow the better angels of our nature have managed to coalesce into Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

It's not all about Obama, it's about all of us - it has happened only because of all of us.

This is the lesson of what we can do when we work together instead of neighbor against neighbor.

This is what democracy trying to br reborn looks like.

This is what the people who founded this country have tried to hand us down through the decades and centuries.

There is no guarantee - only we can keep democracy alive. The cost of freedom is indeed eternal vigilance, and for each of us to be actively involved in nurturing and defendingour freedom.

(chills running up and down my spine witnessing this)

We'll all remember for the rest of our lives where we were when we hear the results of next week's election.

Posted by I am your Mother | October 29, 2008 5:51 PM

Can't wait to watch. This sounded like the most iffy-at-best idea. Then I remembered it was coming from Obama, who has always known exactly what he was doing.

I think he'll be a good President. I hope he'll be great. But I don't know if there's ever been a better Presidential candidate or if there ever can be.

Posted by whatevernevermind | October 29, 2008 5:52 PM

It's kind of lame that this is going to run opposite the World Series in the Mountain time zone swing states.

Posted by DOUG. | October 29, 2008 5:52 PM

I already sent in my absentee ballot, but can I vote for this guy again?

Posted by DaiBando | October 29, 2008 5:53 PM

it was supposed to be on fox, abc and cbs and we didn't see it on either after 10 min of flipping between channels we watched a movie..all ready voted though

Posted by justin | October 29, 2008 5:54 PM

Fantastic super-professional show. Well oriented to reach even the most slack-jawed Undecided. No words with too many syllables, no tangly specifics. Brilliantly highlighted the expressions of trust and identification on his supporters' faces in the montages of meet-n-greets.

Posted by tomasyalba | October 29, 2008 6:01 PM

@17 I am your mother

The tingling sensation!! I'm relieved and invigorated that I'm not alone =)

Posted by Non | October 29, 2008 6:09 PM

@21, it doesn't air until 8pm in Seattle on CBS, NBC, and FOX. I think the people above are referring to airings on cable or east coast stuff. Eli's mention of just MSNBC confused me.

Posted by stinkbug | October 29, 2008 6:18 PM

It will also air at 8:30 pm on channel 13 according to the PI TV listings.
I think BET has it at 8 pm too.

Posted by PC | October 29, 2008 6:21 PM

It was definitely on MSNBC. I'm on the West Coast and watched it at 5pm... but I think I'll watch it again at 8pm. :)

Posted by Cindy | October 29, 2008 6:32 PM

Cool shout out to McKinstry from Obama. I think that was the only company and Seattle was the only city Obama mentioned by name (but I wasn't counting). Thanks for the youtube link samual!

Posted by jrrrl | October 29, 2008 6:42 PM

Here 'tis all in one piece; thanks Google.

Posted by MHN | October 29, 2008 6:53 PM

Really, regardless of the outcome, Obama has run an absolutely brilliant campaign. Of course, I have Nov. 5 set aside in case of shenanigans.

Posted by In MN | October 29, 2008 7:18 PM

@ 23 Non

You are far from alone. Want to meet more people who feel the tingle?

Volunteer here!

Posted by I am your Mother | October 29, 2008 9:53 PM

Amazing thing, this did NOT impact my watching Pushing Daisies, cause it was BEFORE Pushing Daisies.


Posted by Will in Seattle | October 29, 2008 11:57 PM

Did you buy COMCAST?!? I know of THREE residences (one in Bothell, one in Shoreline, one in Seattle) that have "lost" CNN 44, CNNheadlinenews 45, MSNBC 46, and CSPAN 25 in this last month. In each case, FOXNEWS still came through just fine. After calls to Comcast, a repair person was sent out within a few days, and they fixed it. But I'm beginning to smell a conspiracy. The Comcast repair person said "just watch Fox" to my parents. The person who came to my friend's house in Shoreline said that those other channels (including animal planet randomly) all come to Comcast in a poor quality already, so are more prone to going out. Hmmmmmm.

Posted by Tracy | October 30, 2008 8:39 AM

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