McCain 10,000 Years Music Video
This parody commercial, putting John McCain’s speeches about the war in Iraq into a song a’la the Barack Obama “Yes We Can” video, is pretty funny.
It’s already going viral, with quite a number of bloggers in my Google Reader list posting it today. Josh Marshall terms it “Genuinely Hilarious.” Hilzoy and Matt Yglesias merely give it a “Funny” rating. John Cole exclaims, “This Will Leave a Mark.”
Yet it also obliquely (and unintentionally) gets at the point I’ve been harping on today about the difficulty of running a substantive, policy oriented campaign as juxtaposed with one of vague “hope” for “change.” If your message fits on a bumper sticker — or better yet, works as a song — it’s got a better chance of inspiring. But it’s also almost certainly vapid.
You can’t dance to tough choices. But presidents have to make them all the same.