Election video round-up: Andy, Opie, the Fonz & Whazzup?

by Susan Getgood on October 24, 2008

in Politics, TV/Film

Today two political videos for Barack Obama started making the rounds that deserve to be noticed. Not because they are necessarily the best or most compelling political videos to surface this year. There have been many worth watching, worth sharing, including pretty much every episode of The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, not to mention Tina Fey’s dead-on “Sarah Palin.” The best IMO is still Jon Stewart’s take on the GOP spin once Palin was selected.

Today’s videos are markable because they will spread far and fast at this critical juncture two weeks before the election. They will call on nostalgia. And they will remind voters of the economic and political uncertainties facing this nation.

Will that lead voters to mark the box or pull the lever (but please not to hang the chad) for Barack Obama? I hope so.

But no matter who you plan to vote for, please vote on November 4th.

And now for the videos. The first is from Funny or Die and features actor Ron Howard gleefully embarassing himself while embracing his past.

See more Ron Howard videos at Funny or Die

The second is an updated version of an old Budweiser commercial. It is not affiliated with Anheuser-Busch, but it does remind us of the essential issues in this campaign. Hat tip Todd Defren.

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