Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here's a video of Obama, singing "Call Me, Maybe"! I think you should watch it. It's the "Call Me Maybe" lip syncs to end all "Call Me Maybe" lip syncs.
Thanks to someone with a very creative mind and an even better eye for editing, this video shows our president "singing" his face off to Carly Rae Jespen's newly iconic pop song. A little bit hilarious, a lot a bit awesome, this video does more than just make the kids chuckle, it makes the kids think, again, about Obama.
I think my favorite part is when he says "baby."
As November draws nearer, we'll see election ads come and go, we'll hear countless robo-calls, and we'll undoubtedly be inundated with Romney/Obama propaganda everywhere we turn, but none of that mass-marketing can be, or will be, as effective as a homemade viral video. Its impact and its influence can't be underestimated, and its existence might be just what Obama needs.
Obama's star has been fading and many have wondered if he can reclaim the youth vote that propelled him to victory in 2008. But if more of his young supporters come up with innovative, viral, and well, youthful ways to get his name in out there, it could be the boost he needs.
And right now, there's nothing more catchy and young than a "Call Me Maybe" cover. The challenge will be coming up with the next idea.
Do you think viral videos will play a key part in the 2012 election?
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