I'm making a quick post on the Barack Obama Infomercial because god knows if you get your political news from SilkWizard your going to end up voting for Palin 08 and doom the free world to economic turmoil and redundant folksiness at inappropriate times.
Basically Barack Obama has made a very respectful, honest and powerful advertisement which addresses his major priorities of repairing the middle class in America. Also the commercial answers the Republican question: "who is Barack Obama?", giving a quick mini biography of his life. I guess the question is, could John McCain spend 30 minutes talking about his policy stances and platform for president without simply attacking Barack Obama? Im going to hazard a "no" for the uncharismatic geezer. I loved this video, I'm sorry for those who are too bitter to appreciate the message behind it, I understand that the representation of middle America is hokey, but it is important.
Also, I would like to just remind those who believe in the republican party and don't like picking a president based on merit but rather affiliation, that many respected Republicans have endorsed Barack Obama. Those Republicans who see that John McCain has poor judgment and had the courage to cross party lines to make the best decision for America and the free world deserve a pat on the back, meanwhile those who still defend Palin as being competent and capable of being runner up to President of the free world and still believe John McCain is the man for the job considering the economic crisis and his obvious oblivion to how economics work... well shame on you. This isn't a sports team, people from all across the world are waiting for the economy of the world and the pride of democratic nations to return following 8 years of poor judgment. Please make a choice based on the canditates merit and the effectiveness of their proposed changes. Also, for the love of god, stop the smear tactics. This is a presidential campaign not a high school popularity contest. Having a democracy means having the capacity to change what party you vote for based on serious legitimate issues, if you take democracy and treat it like a competition when really the entire world is in this together, then you missed the point.
Good luck America, remember the entire world is actually rooting for you to make the best choice for everybody, and we will all be watching the election coverage.
Here's the Infomercial in case you missed it.
PS: SilkWizard, if you believe that taxing the middle class less and taxing those making over 200,000 a year more is bad for America then you are incorrect. The fact of the matter is that even McCain was against the tax breaks to the very wealthiest originally, he has changed his stance as an obvious act of giving in to the Republican party who obviously have some seriously corrupt affiliations. Retooling your health care industry to be competitive with other developed nations is not a bad thing, spending money on education when the richest country in the world also has some of the worst schools is not bad. I'm certain you have some understanding of economics, surely you dont believe that the government wasting money in Iraq and giving tax breaks to big companies is better than investing it into educating your globally uncompetitive youth and keeping hard working Americans from going bankrupt due to a horribly corrupt medicare system. Talking to hard right wing republicans sometimes seems like a lost cause.
Also your criticisms on the lack of super polished industry film transitions and etc etc is forgetting the fact that the infomercial has to, in order to be effective, be perceived as "not Hollywood" and certainly not over-polished and insincere.
PPS: I have no problem with those who wont be voting for Obama, and you are free to your opinion. Except SilkWizard, who I refuse to agree to disagree with, because he has decided to be far too disagreeable, and illogical, about politics.
Oct 30 2008, 7:33 pm (Edited on Oct 30 2008, 7:47 pm)