Seriously, look at this picture:
Doug Mills/The New York Times
That guy is awesome.
Tonight I'm gonna watch the Obamamercial, and while that sort of stuff is usually hard to swallow whole (I'm still not sold on the whole politics thing, I'll be honest), you *know* it's gonna be a well produced 30 minutes of politics. A couple of things I watched during the Democratic convention choked me right up, and I imagine a little of that will happen tonight. A friend of mine said he thought there would be a backlash against Obama because of it, but I don't think it will happen. People who have already decided to vote for him aren't going to suddenly not, and undecided voters* will or will not be swayed by seeing this thing. In any case, I think his committed base will be energized by it. That's my guess. And that can't be bad for his campaign.
*What the hell is wrong with people that they are undecided at this point in the game? There are a lot of theories floating around in my head, none of which pass the "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything" test.
My oldest turns 13 next week and he totally loves Obama. He is reading his autobiography right now. I got him a book of photos of Obama for his birthday. What do you get teenagers anyhow?
UPDATE: Here is the Obamamercial on YouTube. I really, really liked it.
Barack Obama is awesome!!! And yes, I'm his base, but still. Nice piece of work.