“I Got a Crush On Obama” video


I just took a look at the latest political video to go viral. The young woman featured in the “I Got a Crush On Obama” video is Amber Lee Ettinger (an actress). The real Obama Girl, the one who came up with the idea of the video, the song and the lyrics is Leah Kauffman, a 21-year-old undergraduate at Temple University in Philadelphia. When I left YouTube, the video had been viewed more than half a million times.

My first thought was, no political campaign could create something like this. My next thought was, if a campaign could create it, they wouldn’t want us to know they had. Much more effective. In this instance, I’ll probably never know. [Thanks, Jackie]

2 thoughts on ““I Got a Crush On Obama” video

  1. And I assume you posted on this because you wanted to “track the traffic of the video” with no regard for the star?
    Which brings up another point, who is the star of this video? The singer or the subject?

  2. I’m not sure if it’s the hair, or the makeup, or what — but at a glance, doesn’t this woman look like a thin Monica Lewinsky? I guess that’s the perfect look for a “crush” video dedicated to a politician.

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