29 10 2008

What did you think? Love it? Lukewarm? Didn’t like it at all? Here’s what I think:

  • It was incredibly well-executed. It was directed by Davis Guggenheim, the director and executive producer of former Vice President Al Gore’s global warming documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” and producer and director of the HBO series “Deadwood.” Guggenheim also directed Obama’s convention video.
  • It was heart-felt, moving, and according to many Twitter posts, had lots of people in tears.
  • It showed ordinary Americans with big problems due to the downturn of the economy, lack of health care, and more. Those people are everyman. He drove it home to us…made it personal.
  • It was totally positive. It was all about what Obama could do for America, not what’s wrong with America.
  • John McCain or Sarah Palin were never mentioned. Again, the focus was on the positive and not bashing the other guy (or gal).
  • Obama came across as presidential. He was commanding yet caring, knowledgeable and intelligent, confident yet accessible.
  • Obama said in this video “You can trust me. I understand you. I want to help you. I care about you.”
  • Bravo! Well done!

If you didn’t see it or want to watch it again, you can watch it here. Enjoy!