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Obama I Used to Know

By on 8.12.12 | 10:04AM

One of the keys to this election will be whether young, idealistic, and mostly ignorant young voters remain enthusiastic supporters of Barack Obama. Given that this group gets a lot of information from non-traditional sources, such as Jon Stewart's The Daily Show and YouTube, and given that you and I have little (which is to say zero) impact on the content of The Daily Show, I suggest that we do our parts to share YouTube and other online content which might diminish that generation's view of The One.

I have two such videos to share today, and I hope you'll do what you can to get them wider distribution, especially among those aged 15-30.

First, from a group called RightChange.com comes a parody of the Dos Equis beer ad featuring The Most Interesting Man in the World. This version, about our very own Barack Obama, is entitled The Most Arrogant Man in the World:

Next, and probably even more effective for those in their first several years of voting eligibility, is a take-off of a very popular music video by Gotye entitled "Somebody That I Used to Know." This version, by a group called Just New Productions, is called "Obama That I Used to Know" and it's actually a rather devastating explanation of buyer's remorse among young adults who still wish that "hope and change" were real.

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