The artsy attack ad…”Hillary 1984″ has an article dissecting the new attack ad on Hillary Clinton.


From the SF Gate piece:

 The video is a sophisticated new take on director Ridley Scott’s controversial Apple ad that caused shock waves with its premiere during the 1984 Super Bowl, and shows the same blond young female athlete running with a sledgehammer toward a wide screen — where an ominous Big Brother figure drones to a mass of zombie like followers. But this time, the woman is wearing an iPod — and has her candidate’s slogan on her chest. And the Big Brother — whose image she defiantly smashes with a wave of her sledgehammer — is Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner.

The video is certainly a good attack on Clinton, but I fail to see why its supposed to be pro-Obama (aside from the plug at the end). Why not John Edwards? Why not Richardson? Is Obama the only one of them who favors throwing sledgehammers at people’s faces?

 The attack ad is certainly freaky and kind of cool looking. However, it will be interesting to gauge public reaction to the video. With education being what it is these days, will people get the 1984 reference? How many people today hear ‘Big Brother’ and think about the TV show, as opposed to the character in George Orwell’s novel?  


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