Thursday, March 22, 2007

"The game has changed"

Democratic operative claims credit for anti-Clinton ad - Los Angeles Times
So says the author of the Hilary Clinton 1984 video. And he's dead on point. There are plenty of people with the tools and the knowhow to do something like this and we're bound to see more.
On Obama: He made a statement yesterday to the point that he and his campaign didn't have the abiltiy to produce the piece. Is he really that naive? If he and his campaign are using production services and the like to make television commercials, record speeches and events, etc. then there's no doubt that ability exists. What does he think these people do?

From Philip DeVellis
"There are thousands of other people who could have made this ad, and I guarantee that more ads like it — by people of all political persuasions — will follow," De Vellis wrote. "This shows that the future of American politics rests in the hands of ordinary citizens."

He added that he made the ad "on a Sunday afternoon in my apartment using my personal equipment (a Mac and some software), uploaded it to YouTube and sent links around to blogs." He said the "underlying point was that the old political machine no longer holds all the power."

"The game has changed," De Vellis wrote.

1 comment:

kate said...

Better user-made agitprop, from DailyKos--a 2 minute subpoena musical: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-FcX0tVf7E