The Obama Infomercial

I am watching the pre-taped portion of the Obama Infomercial and am finding it very, very effective. Unlike Barack Obama’s high-profile speeches in Berlin and in Denver, he is putting the focus on where it needs to be in the closing days of the election — on ordinary people. Obama’s somber narration gives him gravitas. And he is aided by the film’s tremendous production values, such as the moment the camera panned onto the site of an Ohio retiree donning a Walmart i.d. tag and cap to pay for his wife’s prescription bills.

Edit…I think it would have been better without the set-piece speech, a half-warmed over rehash of his convention speech and the 32 other Obama speeches I’ve covered.


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