An idea for a new Obama TV ad
by DesElms, Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 07:01:01 PM EDT
You're going to need to use your imagination, though, to see in your mind what I'm about to describe... so put on your imagination caps.
We've all seen the nonsensical, incoherent CNN video of Palin introducing at least some of us to the word "fungible" while trying to explain to us energy concepts which are clearly unclear to her. (Judging by the look on McCain's face in the background, they would appear to have been unclear to him, as well. Then again, it doesn't really take all that much for him to achieve that state... but I digress. Sorry.)
In your head, edit-out of that video all but Palin's part. Just edit the Wolf Blitzer bookended parts right out of the video in your mind's eye, and imagine a short video clip of just what Palin said. We'll call that the "Palin video."
Now imagine a new Obama television ad the goes something like this:
Medium fade from black to the Palin video, then at its conclusion fade fast back to black.
Once fully black, fast fade a single line of text centered on the screen in a white Times Roman medium-weight font the words "Res ipsa loquitur" with a period after it, and hold for four seconds, then fast fade to black.
Once fully black, fast fade a one-eighth frame sized centered still headshot of Obama's smiling face, while Obama as voiceover says,"I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this ad," then fade to black and end commercial.
MoveOn.org should do it, don't you think?