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Obama '84

By Kevin Robinson in News on Mar 21, 2007 1:20PM

The internets are in a tizzy with with a new ad making the rounds on YouTube. Our gal in the trenches, Lynn Sweet, called it "riveting", and Matt Drudge helped blow it up even further after San Francisco Chronicle writer Carla Marinucci blogged about it.

In fact, it seems that everyone has weighed in on this piece of viral political film-making, including the irrepressible Tucker Carlson, who referred to Hillary as "castrating" (ouch!) Even Barack Obama has seen it, saying "you know, one of the things about the Internet is that people generate all kinds of stuff. In some ways, it’s — it’s the democratization of the campaign process. But it’s not something that we had anything to do with or were aware of and that frankly, given what it looks like, we don’t have the technical capacity to create something like that. It’s pretty extraordinary." We have to wonder how many tech-savvy film-makers are sending their resumes to Obama's campaign headquarters right now.