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Obamarama: quote of the day

July 27, 2008

“What was most striking about the Obama speech in Berlin was not anything he said so much as the alternative reality it fostered: many American children have never before seen huge crowds turn out abroad to wave American flags instead of burn them.”

-Frank Rich in today’s NYT 

Obamarama: poorly-targeted Google ads

March 21, 2008

Every time I write about Barack Obama, ads like this appear on my blog:

Seriously. “Canditate.”

I clicked on this link and ended up here (“Barack Obama EXPOSED! He’s an OBAMANATION!” Um, cool. I could use an “Obamanation.” Sorry your pun backfired).

I am amused at the illogic of spending advertising dollars promoting Obama smears on a pro-Obama (Pro-bama!) website that is also obsessed with grammar and spelling.

One more thing — have you ever seen a bad photo of Barack Obama? You know how every conservative rag in the country constantly publishes bug-eyed crazy-lady photos of Hillary Clinton? (I am certainly not saying that this is related to my support of one candidate over another; in fact, while Clinton is not my preferred candidate, I do wish she were not so prone to appearing insane in photographs, so that conservatives would have to address her more on the issues). Well, even when a rag that publishes Ann Coulter’s crappy column tries to create an Obama smear website, this is the worst picture they can come up with:

Seriously, does that man ever look anything other than competent, collected, and reassuring?

I certainly don’t vote based on photogenicism, but I can’t really complain that my candidate has the JFK effect.