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New Pro-Obama Video: Conservatives For Obama

Posted by: David Kiley on October 24, 2008

One of the narratives of this Presidential campaign has been the so-called “Obamacans,” aka Republicans who have not bought into John McCain as an agent of change. In recent weeks, prominent conservatives like Christopher Buckley, Christopher Hichens and Colin Powell have come out for Barack Obama.

Deustch/LA creative chief Eric Hirshberg, who has been a creative contributor to the Obama campaign, has released a new video on youtube featuring regular Republican and conservative people talking about why they are voting for Obama and not McCain.

To me, the most effective piece of the video is the wind-up at the end. Each person we have been listening gets to sum up their position and in rapid fire simply says, “I’m voting for Obama.” If I have one small quibble, it is with the selection of the last lady we see, a registered Republican whose expression is not one of enthusiasm about her vote, but rather she shows shades of resignation, as if maybe she wishes she had another candidate to choose. I might have chosen to wind it up with a more senior looking Republican speaking and looking more resolute and confident about her choice.

But overall, it’s a very effective piece. [As if October 27, it had 550K views and counting.] Hirschberg had a very nice viral video earlier in the campaign that is worth looking at again.

Reader Comments


October 31, 2008 8:37 PM

I am a former obama suporter for the first time in my life I will vote a complete republican ticket obama is the most unqualified most unknown candidate he has the shady history with ayers that he has lied about from just a guy in the neighborhood to I thought he was reformed farricon wright resco how any one could accept these relationships and not question them is beyond me if it were Mcain or Palin the press would be all over it how can you accept the press and media shoving this down your throat are you all drinking the koolaid they did in jones town and look what happened there the FACTS he has voted to raise taxes 95 times 75% of his votes were present not yea or nay what the hell is that Palin has much more practical experience than obama ever has she has actually run something please take off the blinders think for your self do not let the media do it for you look at this link the last 30 seconds says it all


November 2, 2008 1:48 PM


Your time has come and went. You have had your eight years, admit it, you are a long life republican trying to pass yourself off as an "Obama supporter". The things you site as "facts" shows that you were never a Barack Obama supporter. Your facts are a dead give away as to where you allegiance lie, hence RIP Ric. CHANGE IS GOING TO COME from the bottom up.

PS. Ric, John McCain was given a pass on his involvement in the saving and loans scandal, for one thing nobody wanted to indite a war hero so what he did was called showing poor judgment.

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