I Got a Crush on Obama
June 15, 2007 6:40 AM   Subscribe

"I'm not sure the sight of Obama Girl jiggling her junk in pink panties emblazoned with the letters OBAMA across the back is going to move voters in New Hampshire ... but damn, nobody's jiggling for Giuliani, that's for sure." via, also ...
posted by chinese_fashion (78 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
There was an intresting article about Obama's "movement" on MyDD, where Jerome Armstrong basically said it was kind of fake, all about how great Obama was rather then any real passion like Dean had. I kind of feel the same way, and it's disappointing because I really want Hillary to lose the nomination.
posted by delmoi at 6:44 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


This is definitely what the suffragists had in mind. You go girl. (Not.)
posted by scratch at 6:46 AM on June 15, 2007


I predict the nomination will go to Gore, and a robot he built himself, called Gorebot.
posted by chunking express at 6:47 AM on June 15, 2007 [9 favorites]


Rupert Pupkin with a nice rack.
posted by KokuRyu at 6:48 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Well maybe it won't get out the vote but it did wonders for my morale.

nobody's jiggling for Giuliani, that's for sure.

possibly a fat guy named Vinnie in Bensonhurst.
posted by jonmc at 6:48 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I'm not sure a video of a girl talking about how she likes Obama that wasn't done by anyone on the Obama campaign has anything to do with the Obama campaign. If a guy wearing a "Romney '08" shirt shot up a Burger King tomorrow morning I wouldn't accuse Romney of murder.

I think the media loves this because they have a thin shred of cover claiming they can be reporting on "politics" while running a video clip of a jiggling hot girl over and over again. Congrats to this model for being smart enough to find a way to get all the major news networks to pitch her to every agent in the country in 24 hours.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:48 AM on June 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Ya know, the voters in New Hampshire like a nice rack, too. a rackfull of democracy, that is
posted by Nelson at 6:49 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


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posted by ColdChef at 6:50 AM on June 15, 2007


Drat. Try again.

Booty shout-outs are my favorite form of communication.
posted by ColdChef at 6:51 AM on June 15, 2007


I think the media loves this because they have a thin shred of cover claiming they can be reporting on "politics" while running a video clip of a jiggling hot girl over and over again

You say that like it's a bad thing. Seriously, you'd rather spend 5 minutes bitching about politicians than looking at a sexy girl?

*boggles*
posted by jonmc at 6:51 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


That's it, I'm breaking out my Giuliana g-string. You've been warned.
posted by cog_nate at 6:52 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Looks like the this was perpetrate on Hillary's turf, too.
posted by Sk4n at 6:53 AM on June 15, 2007



You say that like it's a bad thing. Seriously, you'd rather spend 5 minutes bitching about politicians than looking at a sexy girl?


I watch CNN when I want to get news. I look at sexy girls when I want to look at sexy girls. If you need to watch CNN for your daily fix of sexual content then you are clearly not as experienced with the internet as I have been led to believe.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:54 AM on June 15, 2007 [8 favorites]


Adding, you're missing my point anyway. All I meant was it's silly that this is being shaped like some kind of "political" story. If they want to show clips of a hot girl to boost ratings, go right ahead. Just don't pretend it's news-related context. It's like that ridiculous moment on Fox News a few weeks back when they were talking about Natalie Holloway with a split-screen of girls dancing half-naked on spring break because it was "context" about vacations in Aruba.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 6:56 AM on June 15, 2007


Haha. True enough, but hey, I like surprises. And given our current crop of candidtes, I beginning to think we'd be better of choosing our leadervia a wet t-shirt contestrather than an election. At the very least, it would assure that Bob Dole would never run again.
posted by jonmc at 6:57 AM on June 15, 2007


XQ: it's fluff, (and rather enjoyable fluff) and not worth getting indignant over.
posted by jonmc at 6:58 AM on June 15, 2007


It's been done.
posted by felix betachat at 6:58 AM on June 15, 2007


felix: at least JFK actually got to sleep with her. I just can't picture Obama as a swashbuckler, somehow.
posted by jonmc at 7:00 AM on June 15, 2007


This fpp promised Obama labeled ass jiggling. If what was actually in the video was what democrats consider to be ass jiggling, I'm voting republican in 08.

girl needs to learn how to shake her money maker.
posted by Stynxno at 7:03 AM on June 15, 2007


I watch CNN when I want to get news. I look at sexy girls when I want to look at sexy girls. If you need to watch CNN for your daily fix of sexual content then you are clearly not as experienced with the internet as I have been led to believe.

If you watch CNN for your daily news, then you are clearly not as experienced with "the most trusted name in news" as I have been led to believe.
posted by modernnomad at 7:08 AM on June 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


Only the most horrible of people would support Rudy Giuliani.
posted by quarter waters and a bag of chips at 7:09 AM on June 15, 2007


The problem may be a result of your treating CNN as an efficient source of news. Given their marketing, it's an understandable category error.
posted by Coventry at 7:11 AM on June 15, 2007


Oops, the modernnomad beat me to it. That'll teach me to preview.
posted by Coventry at 7:12 AM on June 15, 2007


The Guiliani Jiggle is that made by the arm fat of beefy police as they crack skulls with nightsticks.
posted by The Straightener at 7:13 AM on June 15, 2007 [6 favorites]


There was an intresting article about Obama's "movement" on MyDD, where Jerome Armstrong basically said it was kind of fake

Jerome Armstrong is a sleazebag.
posted by empath at 7:16 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I think it is pretty funny, but it will likely do more for Kauffman than for Obama.
posted by caddis at 7:24 AM on June 15, 2007


Nelson: I thought you were going to say "gun rack".
posted by christopher.taylor at 7:27 AM on June 15, 2007


"You'll get your head of state". I like it.
posted by imperium at 7:28 AM on June 15, 2007


O...B...A...M...A...R...OUS it's the Obamarous life...
posted by AspectRatio at 7:29 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Cute! Too bad she didn't wear a blue dress at some point during the song.

More at barelypolitical.com, in case you didn't watch that far.
posted by pax digita at 7:43 AM on June 15, 2007


...it's disappointing because I really want Hillary to lose the nomination.

There are ways to defeat Clinton without having to go with an untrusted-by-you Obama. Try Edwards.
posted by DU at 7:45 AM on June 15, 2007


I see this as the next step towards the inevitable fusion of the presidential elections and WWE Smackdown.
posted by aliasless at 7:49 AM on June 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I was done with the video at around the two-minute mark. Now, I'm feeling listless, apolitical, and in need of a sandwich.
posted by horsewithnoname at 7:55 AM on June 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Welcome to America, horsewithnoname!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:59 AM on June 15, 2007


I was done with the video at around the two-minute mark.

That's about as far as I got, too. The only thought I really had was "I bet Mrs Obama doesn't think too much of this".
posted by DU at 8:02 AM on June 15, 2007


Metafilter: listless, apolitical, and in need of a sandwich.
posted by ewkpates at 8:09 AM on June 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


I'll be jiggling for Giuliani if they hook me up to a car battery after he's elected.
posted by chlorus at 8:11 AM on June 15, 2007


I watch CNN when I want to get news.

Well, there's your problem!
posted by absalom at 8:25 AM on June 15, 2007


Obama wants to spend more money on the military. Note that the US already spends more money on the military than everyone else put together.

All the ass-shaking in the world aren't going to make me forget that fact.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 8:27 AM on June 15, 2007


... That ... was ... awesome ... !
posted by EatTheWeak at 8:48 AM on June 15, 2007


aside from Obama Girl's gams, my favorite part's gotta be the back-up vocals.

"Barak O-BAM-a!"
posted by EatTheWeak at 8:51 AM on June 15, 2007


We are sickened by this sort of seductive crap, and see it as another sign of our Beloved Nation going to Hell in a handbasket. America can do better than to stoop to this mess.

We are the Civil War Railroad Veterans for Morality, and we approve this message.

posted by Smart Dalek at 8:56 AM on June 15, 2007


Lupus_yonderboy, the last presidential candidate to seriously challenge the military industrial complex was Adlai Stevenson in 1956, that was before it even had a name.

Your country is an empire now, and has been for some time. Get used to it. None of these feckless jerks is going to do anything to stop that.
posted by [expletive deleted] at 9:11 AM on June 15, 2007


but damn, nobody's jiggling for Giuliani, that's for sure.

Hey, he doesn't delegate it. He does his own jiggling.
posted by George_Spiggott at 9:14 AM on June 15, 2007


"Your country is an empire now, and has been for some time. Get used to it. None of these feckless jerks is going to do anything to stop that."

Finally! A voice of reason! However, this is just not the place for it, unfortunately. Let's get jiggy with it.
posted by ZachsMind at 9:17 AM on June 15, 2007


Ah, the internet. Its ability to totally undermine all good taste and critical thinking in any endeavor is truly unprecedented.
posted by nixerman at 9:26 AM on June 15, 2007


Obama's pomposity is long overdue for a little (more than a little) undermining, and this is just the type of project to accomplish that feat.
posted by blucevalo at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2007


blucevalo, Obama is pompous? You mean like he thinks he's a King who goes around expecting everybody to obey him? Or does he mug for the cameras? Or maybe you mean he treats women like toys and isn't ever satisfied?
posted by nixerman at 9:34 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I knew junk that jiggled. Son, that's no jiggling junk.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 9:43 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I don't get a pompous vibe off of Obama, either. He seems like a nice guy, ambitious to a fault maybe, and definitely a bit of a square, but not self-important or pompous.
posted by psmealey at 9:51 AM on June 15, 2007


XQUZYPHYR writes "Just don't pretend it's news-related context."

Xq I concur, but let me point out there's something more annoying (to some) then booty-as-newsworthy , and that something are

1. rallies to favour the poors that end up being enormous scam , with 80% money going to overinflated "cost of marketing blah" . A feel better operation with guaranteed ratings.
2. astroturfing of association of mothers for safety of children, promoting that the extra price of nestle milk is justified because it helps baby and doesn't kill their and more blah
3. reporting of protests and costant painting and cornering of the protestors as distruptors, unpatriotic, un-something, or generally as hopeless idiots

and that's just three , my guess would be that booty-news is the least revolting not-news-cookedas-news.
posted by elpapacito at 10:08 AM on June 15, 2007


If a guy wearing a "Romney '08" shirt shot up a Burger King tomorrow morning I wouldn't accuse Romney of murder.

Well, I would, but I stand ready to accuse Romney of anything at any time on the basis of any evidence whatsoever. I'm willing to concede that my feelings on the subject may not be entirely rational.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:29 AM on June 15, 2007


Romney turned me into a newt.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:46 AM on June 15, 2007


A newt?
posted by Horace Rumpole at 10:57 AM on June 15, 2007


This may push me to make the "I've got a hard-on for Harper" video I've been meaning to do for my Canadian brothers.
posted by mazola at 11:09 AM on June 15, 2007


You know, Edwards is no chopped liver, and is likelier to become available.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 11:11 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


"Tilting very slightly one way and then the other, at a low rate of speed, and maybe a couple of times, three tops" is not equivalent to "jiggling." As a voter, I hold Mr. Obama personally and politically responsible for these false promises.
posted by majick at 11:12 AM on June 15, 2007


*breaks out Kucinich codpiece*
posted by brundlefly at 11:15 AM on June 15, 2007


I got better.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:31 AM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Pah, these transparent attempts to buy my precious, precious vote by subjecting me to the clumsy seduction attempts of some tarted-up strumpet have failed miserably.

I have to wait to see what the electoral position of LOLCats is.
posted by Midnight Creeper at 11:40 AM on June 15, 2007


Maybe this was made by Republicans. They did, after all, make the anti-Harold Ford "Call me!" ad in the 2006 senate race.
posted by fungible at 11:45 AM on June 15, 2007



She does look frighteningly Monica-esque.
posted by Maias at 11:53 AM on June 15, 2007


Stealing the shirt from the dorky/earnest girl who's much more attractive serves as a nice metaphor for the schism between sincerely legit grassroots political efforts vs. self-promoting bandwagon-jumping disguised as political meme propagation.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 12:17 PM on June 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


fungible: I think you mean this ad, right?
posted by pax digita at 12:30 PM on June 15, 2007


The way I look at it is that the young woman has a strong feeling about a political candidate, and is spreading the word.

It's way more than I've ever done to support a candidate I liked, so good for her.
posted by chudmonkey at 12:32 PM on June 15, 2007


clumsy seduction attempts of some tarted-up strumpet

bandwagon-jumping disguised as political meme propagation


Yep, that pretty much nails my own cynicism: I enjoyed the video for the obvious reason, but color me bright skeptical. It would surprise me not at all to learn that the Obama machine spent some money to get this thing made.

I would like to believe this gal made the video because she actually cares about Obama, but I've got a strong taste of Pepsi Blue in my mouth, figuratively speaking.
posted by pax digita at 1:09 PM on June 15, 2007


Yes, that ad, thanks for finding the link. Frankly, if Obama gets nominated, I'm excited to see the real face of Republican racism come out stronger than ever.
posted by fungible at 1:35 PM on June 15, 2007


Bread and Circuses.
posted by IronLizard at 2:04 PM on June 15, 2007


It would surprise me not at all to learn that the Obama machine spent some money to get this thing made.

Yes. Because this is the second version. Mine was the first.

A few months back I was contacted by man named Lex who said he was a representative of the Obama Campaign.

He asked me if I was a supporter. I said, perhaps too enthusiastically, "YOU BET!" He then asked me if I would like to make a supporter video for distribution on the internet. "Would I!!"

This girl made pretty much a shot for shot duplicate of that video. Although in mine there was a rather lengthy montage scene of me nude on a bear skin rug in front of fire sipping a Obama branded mug of hot cocoa and cuddling a golden lab puppy. If THAT scene won't get a black man elected president nothing will.

Oh. And then there was the shower sequence with the finger paint soap. And the rubbing of butter all over my body afterward. Lex insisted. Not sure what it had to do with the Obama campaign quite frankly. But I was assured it was for a nations future. And that's good enough for me.

Yet. The campaign will not return my calls when I inquire when this important opus will debut?
posted by tkchrist at 2:21 PM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


She's fictitious. She's a model hired to lip sync.

The video was made by a 21-year-old undergraduate at Temple University who previously went viral with "my box in a box."
posted by CunningLinguist at 2:26 PM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


The possibilities missed by the two Bush campaigns to do something along these lines boggle the mind. But they didn't need to win, since they had it all figured out how to steal the elections anyway.

Personally, I'd vote for the girl in the video if she were running. As it is, I'm supporting Edwards. Obama is exciting, but Edwards makes my issues his leading issues.

And yeah, someone beat me to it: Giuliani can make his own version of this and dress in drag and star in it himself. He don't need no stinking jiggling done on his behalf.
posted by spitbull at 2:31 PM on June 15, 2007


And if Monica looked like that, Bill Clinton would still be president. For life.
posted by spitbull at 2:34 PM on June 15, 2007


Weird..."My Box in a Box" (which, much like this one, should have been funny, WAS funny in theory, but kinda sucked and went on too long in actual practice) was the first thing that occurred to me when I saw this. Anyway...cute girl and all, but I expect this to die a quick death; it's not really that sexy OR that funny. If it had picked one...better yet, if it had been both...!
posted by kittens for breakfast at 3:18 PM on June 15, 2007


girl needs to learn how to shake her money maker.

She was shaking something...was it her groove thing? Or maybe her booty? Are you sure it wasn't her moneymaker? Wait. Are those all the same thing?
posted by kirkaracha at 3:23 PM on June 15, 2007


She's fictitious. She's a model hired to lip sync.

*GASP!*

This changes...well, absolutely nothing, really. I still liked watching her jiggle.
posted by jonmc at 3:56 PM on June 15, 2007


Pepsi Blue Dress.
posted by UbuRoivas at 5:55 PM on June 15, 2007


Republican party hacks gather in the war room to watch the video & assess its impact on their campaign:

"Bah! Rack!! Oh, bummer!!!"

(sorry)
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:15 PM on June 15, 2007


Attention Ron Paul: get a hot girl to shake her goods and you might actually get nominated.
posted by champthom at 8:34 PM on June 15, 2007


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