Sunday, February 03, 2008

Words, Music and a Powerful Message

I came across this Obama video on Capitol Fax and thought that it's well worth sharing. It's a musical rendering of Barack's 'Yes We Can' speech that features, Common, Scarlett Johansson, Tatyana Ali, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, and Kareem Abdul Jabbar, among others.

This video is as simple as it is powerful. You really need to check it out.


At February 3, 2008 at 8:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes we can.

At February 8, 2008 at 8:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

David Brooks on that video and why working class folks go with Clinton while the richer/educated go with Obama (for the record, I voted for Obama, I just think the media has a huge double standard on Clinton):

>>Did you hear the message of Clinton’s speech Tuesday night? It’s a rotten world out there. Regular folks are getting the shaft. They need someone who’ll fight tougher, work harder and put loyalty over independence.

Then did you see the Hopemeister’s speech? His schtick makes sense if you’ve got a basic level of security in your life, if you’re looking up, not down. Meanwhile, Obama’s people are so taken with their messiah that soon they’ll be selling flowers at airports and arranging mass weddings. There’s a “Yes We Can” video floating around YouTube in which a bunch of celebrities like Scarlett Johansson and the guy from the Black Eyed Peas are singing the words to an Obama speech in escalating states of righteousness and ecstasy. If that video doesn’t creep out normal working-class voters, then nothing will. <<

Amen -- Obama's backers treat him like he's almost Jesus.

At February 9, 2008 at 7:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's amazing how he can connect with people. Obama makes me proud to be from Illinois, and I'm proud to say that I've shook his hand. And, his wife, Michele, is just as good at connecting with people through her words.


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