Today’s video comes from our favorite YouTube-er, AkinScribe5!
I found this one while surfing YouTube and looking through the mountain of Obama videos! What struck me about this one is the catchiness of the tune – the rapper in the video is an Obama convert named “Jinn” who claims to be the first friend on Senator Obama’s MySpace page. I’ll check that out and let you know if it’s true while you watch the video:
Well, call me a sock, ’cause I’ll be darned! It appears Mr. Jinn is right up front on the Senator’s official MySpace page, but has been bumped to a still pretty respectable fifth position, right behind an adorable photo of a little girl representing Northern Nevada Students for Obama. Hey – Nevada’s in play, Mr. Jinn, get over it.
I LOVE this video! It’s cute, it’s campy, and the rap is even a little gimmicky, but it is just so catchy! Also, if you listen closely to the lyrics, it says a lot about how many of us came to be Obama supporters – Mr. Jinn himself recounts how he essentially stumbled upon the Senator and upon learning more about him knew he had to get involved. How many of us can tell that tale? I know I can. I read “The Audacity of Hope” and I’ve never looked back.
What I like most about the video is the diversity of the people all wearing the same Obama t-shirt. It reminds me of the unity and comraderie I experienced this weekend in South Carolina where members of BWFO canvassed door to door in support of the Senator with over a thousand other volunteers around the state. This video has a strong get out the vote message as well, and after all, that’s what it’s all about.
If you haven’t gotten involved yet, why the heck not? You’re on this website – you’re either an Obama supporter, or curious about the man and the movement. Take some time to learn for yourself what Mr. Jinn (he’d probably die if he knew I was calling him that) and so many others who have found a political renewal in Senator Obama’s message of hope and inclusion already know – that an America with Senator Barack Obama as President will be a better America, one where those who oppose the racism, divisiveness, and petty politics of the past can rise up against those who would see things stay the same. It’s all about change, and change for the better people, so get off your butts and join the revolution!