Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Nice Ads

One thing that I like to notice about the 2008 presidential campaign is the look of the ads. How they catch the attention, and how they touch my heart. Since I was in Indonesia I have been comparing the feeling that I feel when I watch both McCain and Obama's ads, and in a way, I just fall in love to Obama's.

Even I am still not in favor of sound-bites* that sounds negative, in general Obama's ads have more humanist pictures, where I can see hopes in the eyes of common people. Added with well-done music scores and Obama's charismatic voice conveying eloquent messages over the scenes, I don't have to be a black, an immigrant, a middle class American, a Colin Powell or a Democrat to fall in love with him. :)

Watching the 30 minutes "Obamercial"** tonight confirmed my opinion that there are great people behind the production of Obama's campaign ads. I think that the Obamercial is the peak of all ads production done by Obama's team. It covers Obama's plans comprehensively with very little negative tone toward his opponent. The Obamercial, just like other Obama's ads, talk right to the heart of ordinary people like me. People who is dare to dream, who wish for a change, who adores a smart-but-not arrogant person, who cares about the future of ecology, who wish to have a world leader that speaks with diplomacy - and not with bombs and bullets.

I don't have Obamercial clip by now, but I would like to share one of my favorite clip, taken from Barack TV. It's about the signs of change.

*sound-bite: the short clip of speech taken from a longer speech or an interview that is inserted in news report or ads to support the main idea of that report.

**Obamercial: this is the way some media call Obama's commercial that is broadcasted tonight, October 29 , 2008 at 8 p.m. ET in major TV channels (except CNN and ABC) in the United States. The duration of that Obamercial is 30 minutes, consists of Obama's campaign ads in semi-documentary format. According to the scotsman.com this Obamercial is rarely used in the US as it is very expensive. The previous presidential candidates who did that were JFK, Nixon and Ross Perrot. Assumed to cost $ 3 - 5 million (according to CNN), this Obamercial even caused the baseball World Series final to be delayed by 15 minutes so NBC, CBS, and Fox could air the spot simultaneously.

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