So most of you already saw the Obama video, “Yes, We Can.”
A friend just tipped me off to Hillary’s attempt to counter: Hillary4UandMe
I think viewing them back to back says a lot of the demographic that each candidate is attracting.
Chances are someone over 40 won’t know most of the people in the Obama video.
And chances are most people under 50 will wonder why those “dancers” in the Clinton video look like they have lost all control over their muscles and are flailing about wildly.
If this is Hillary’s attempt to appear hip, she might of missed the mark. Although the thinly veiled rip off of the Jackson 5′s “abc” is nice. And that flautist totally rocks.
Seriously, though, I’m not saying you can’t manufacture these sort of supporter videos. I’m just saying that it should at least appear that some passion went in to it from someone other than a direct Hillary for Prez campaigner.
And, in the end, it’s just a terrible, terrible song.
As a friend said in reference to the theme of the Hillary video: “But I’m black on the inside!”
So the Michigan Primary was last night. Hardly any democrats participated because of a spat of controversy when Michigan tried to move up its primary to compete with Iowa and New Hampshire. (A completely idiotic post I’m too lazy to write about)
So basically only five names were on the ballot. One you know, one you should know, and three scrubs.
The Results were
- Person A: 55%
- Person B: 40%
- Person C: 4%
- Person D: 1%
- Person E: 0%
Now, match the following names to the results: Hillary Clinton, Chris Dodd, Mike Gravel, Denis Kucinich and Uncommitted.
- Clinton: 55%
- Uncommitted: 40%
- Kucinich: 4%
- Dodd: 1%
- Gravel: 0%
That’s right, Hillary really laid a whooping on an imaginary person. I don’t know if this says more for Hillary, less for Kucinich, or boatloads about the Michigan Voter. You decide!
So a “protester” at a Clinton rally in New Hampshire decides to make a scorching political statement on Clinton’s qualifications as a candidate for President.
So what does he focus on: Her ill fated prior attempts at nationalizing health care in the 90s? Her perceived polarizing personality? Her Washington “insider” status?
Nah, he busts out with a sign demanding that someone “Iron My Shirt”, which he repeats vocally. The man is quickly removed, and Clinton states, “As I think has just been abundantly demonstrated, I am also running to break through the highest and hardest glass ceiling.” Good rejoinder, stupid protester.
I’m surprised, however, that we haven’t seen more of this yet in the nomination process. I can only imagine that these things will get even more idiotic if either Clinton or Obama are nominated.
Of course, it could just be that the guy really just needed a shirt ironed and was seeking a large venue to convey this message…
Oh, and as an aside, all the rage in comments on this are that this was plant. Was it or not? I could care less. However, some think there is more to the story. It appears that this may be neither a plant nor a true protester, but a couple of radio station hosts. Even more despicable than sexism!