Original Obama Girl Video: “I Got A Crush… On Obama”
This made-for-internet video starring Amber Lee Ettinger was the brainchild of advertising executive Ben Relles. Within days of the video’s release it went viral on youtube and across tv media. It is unclear exactly what Barack Obama’s thoughts on the video are except for these two comments:
June 18, 2007: “It’s just one more example of the fertile imagination of the INternet. More stuff like this will be popping up all the time.” (source: Des Moines Register)
Obama later told the Associated Press that “You do wish people would think about what impact their actions have on kids and families” in response to his daughters getting upset at the video.
The video has been viewed over 13 million times (conservatively) on youtube alone.
Obama.net staff opinion is that the video was an ingenious marketing campaign and sees nothing wrong with it. It added spice to the Obama campaign and engaged a portion of the population who otherwise would not have noticed politics.
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