Friday, February 29, 2008

New Obama Video - 'We Are the Ones'

I don't like this one as much as "Yes, We Can."

In fact, I don't like it at all.

Where "Yes, We Can" was evocative, this one is heavy-handed. The OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA! chant almost gives credibility those who ascribe cult-like qualities to his campaign. It actually runs counter to its own title, and to Obama's message.

Obama is saying that change is possible if we want it, and if we work to make it happen.

This video fails to communicate that we are the ones we have been waiting for, and suggests instead that he is the one. That is wrong.

I can imagine this video doing more harm than good.