Saturday, February 16, 2008

Campaign Video of the Day -- February 16, 2008

Today's campaign video is the second John McCain parody video inspired by Will.I.Am's pro-Barack Obama vid Yes, We Can. The first, has had over a million hits and was featured on this site. This video, No,You Can't, is from barelypolitical, and has had about 130,000 views. Frankly, I have no idea why anybody under 60 would vote for John McCain. McCain, like many old warriors, is essentially dark, pessimistic and retrospective. When he looks forward he sees all the way around the circle of life to his coming death. John McCain looks at America the same way he looks at his own life. He is just trying to fight off America's end as long as possible. The only way he knows how to fight is to kill. For him there will always be other wars.

It is easy to juxtapose Obama's message of hope with McCain's underlying despair. That makes McCain a ready target for parody makers. Young people (and many old people) are not willing to look all around the circle of life to America's decline. They still see America's hope and promise of a better future. McCain's 2008 presidential run may be known in the future as the Republican Gotterdammerung campaign. For over 200 years America has been a young country filled with the dreams of youth. I think it still is. If you do, you will vote Democratic this fall.

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Campaign Video after the break.