Ch-ch-changes

Nice little mashup video satirizing the rhetoric of the 2008 presidential campaigns to the tune of David Bowie’s “Changes.” Calling attention to the overuse of the term “change” in this year’s election is a bit obvious, perhaps, but I appreciate mashups that have some larger political or pedagogical point, and I think this one fits into that category (via TechPresident).

Wonkette’s slamming on Edwards’ online mock “movie trailer” ad, but I think it’s pretty entertaining. I can think of at least one ad that is more irritating, although “irritating” isn’t quite the right word for Giuliani’s “Ready,” which engages in some of the most transparent fear-mongering since LBJ’s “Daisy” ad. At least “Ready” has inspired a nice parody or two.

2 Comments »

  1. Jonathan Gray Said,

    January 25, 2008 @ 9:45 pm

    That Guiliani ad is horrible, eh? Encouraging to see it had 1 star on YouTube, though, after almost 5000 ratings

  2. Chuck Said,

    January 26, 2008 @ 9:43 am

    Yeah, I have to admit that his complete self-destruction as a candidate gives me a little hope regarding this year’s election, especially given the uncritical press hype from guys like Chris Matthews that Rudy received.

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