Interesting little modified clip of the old 1984 commercial from Apple Computer. Curiously, it comes from a YouTube user name of ParkRidge47 (Park Ridge, IL is Hillary Clinton’s hometown).
Called a “groundbreaking 74-second pitch for Democratic Illinois Senator Barack Obama,” by the San Francisco Chronicle and representing “a generational change in the relationship between media, politics, candidates and voters” … the video remixes the classic “1984” Super Bowl ad that introduced Apple computers to the world. But it’s not on cable or network TV … it’s on the Internet.
Notice that the new edit has the rebel woman with the same hammer sporting an iPod and a t-shirt with an Obama ’08 logo on the front.
If videos like “Hillary 1984” are successful it means that candidates will be looking over their shoulders at every activist with a video camera and a Mac that will be able to do whatever he or she wants. Barack Obama’s campaign office has not approved the video nor claimed any relationship to its producer.
Tagline: “On Jan. 14, the Democratic primary will begin. And you’ll see why 2008 won’t be like 1984.