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Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:48 AM

Romney stars in Obama camp’s ‘The Do-Over’

Source: Yahoo News

Tampa - President Barack Obama's campaign may be tempted to throw everything but the kitchen sink at Mitt Romney before election day, but for now they'll settle for "Sirens, Etch-A-Sketches, Fire, Severely Conservative VP Choices, The Go Back Team, Press Quotes, And Romney Jogging."

Team Obama has released a movie trailer-style digital video mocking Romney over media reports that the former Massachusetts governor plans to use his nominating convention in Tampa this week (Isaac Willing) to overhaul his image and win over skeptical voters. "A GOP Convention Reinvention. Some Material May Be Hilarious and/or Infuriating."

The nearly two-minute digital short includes many favorite Democratic attacks on Romney -- charges that his Bain Capital destroyed jobs, "corporations are people, my friend" "I stand by what I said whatever it was," and of course the Etch-a-Sketch. And, yes, footage of Romney jogging.

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Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/romney-stars-obama-camp-over-122258826.html



Video at the link above, and here:



More from CNN:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/08/26/obama-campaign-releases-faux-movie-trailer-hitting-romney/

In a statement accompanying the video, the Obama campaign said it is "presenting Americans with an epic cinematic preview of Mitt Romney's 'convention re-invention' - the Do-Over moment that voters have grown to expect - because they've seen this movie before."

The elaborately produced video states that "Mitt Romney faces unfavorability ratings through the roof" and despite hiring "Hollywood producers and Madison Avenue mad men to reinvent himself ... nothing is working.”

Mimicking a movie trailer's listing of movie reviews, the video's narrator says, "Critics have called his previous run 'mildly misleading,' 'four Pinocchios,' 'pants on fire.'"

The ad ends with the imaginary movie's rating: "Rated 'N' for 'Not gonna work.’"

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Reply Romney stars in Obama camp’s ‘The Do-Over’ (Original post)
highplainsdem Aug 2012 OP
maddezmom Aug 2012 #1
seabeyond Aug 2012 #2
AC_Mem Aug 2012 #3
avebury Aug 2012 #6
TlalocW Aug 2012 #7
beac Aug 2012 #12
flamingdem Aug 2012 #4
tomm2thumbs Aug 2012 #5
goclark Aug 2012 #18
Orangepeel Aug 2012 #8
cyclezealot Aug 2012 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2012 #10
Lucy Goosey Aug 2012 #11
Cracklin Charlie Aug 2012 #13
LishaD35 Aug 2012 #14
wordpix Aug 2012 #21
wt1531 Aug 2012 #15
yurbud Aug 2012 #16
Liberal_in_LA Aug 2012 #17
Third Doctor Aug 2012 #19
wordpix Aug 2012 #20

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:54 AM

1. "I stand by what I said, whatever it was. "

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 09:54 AM

2. some ad... obama campaign totally different from the norm. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:11 AM

3. Awesome!

Now watch - the Rmoney group will come out with an ad that will look just like this. Anyone notice? They have such little creativity (and so little to work with) that they just take what the smart Democrats put out and copy it back with their lies.

This might also be a "nod" to the new movie that the billionaireGOPs just put out...

Shine on,
Annette

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Response to AC_Mem (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:45 AM

6. Agreed. nt

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Response to AC_Mem (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 11:40 AM

7. Eh, kinda agree

I think it's going to be something like Romney Hood vs. Obamaloney. The commercial will not be about a movie but a Broadway musical, and interspersed between shots of an Obama character on stage singing songs about his "failed" policies or what he wants to do to the country to tunes of famous Broadyway hits, there will be shots of rich white people in tuxedos and dresses on the streets of NYC at night giving their reviews.

The Obama character might even change costume from scene to scene - be a Cat in one, the Phantom of the Opera in another, etc. That will show him!

TlalocW

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Response to AC_Mem (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:36 PM

12. But, but... they've got "MAD MEN" execs and the

"Beef... it's what's for dinner" guy crafting Rmoney's advertising. It's gonna be "brilliant."



So far, they aren't even good a recycling their own stuff.... most of Rmoney's ads reek of "Bullshit... it's what's for dinner."

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:12 AM

4. Really well done, next.. Akin in "The Combover"

lol

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 10:28 AM

5. 'Broke-Fact Mountain'


Can't imagine how fun it would be do do that one - with Ryan added to the ticket it sure gives a lot of fodder to the endless number of broke facts in their campaign.

In fact this movie-theme ad could be an interesting way to cut through the movie clutter as folks tend to slow down for movie previews and are much more open to them - we've been trained to sit through them on the way to the movie starting.

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Response to tomm2thumbs (Reply #5)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:25 PM

18. Broke Fact Mountain is a winner!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:02 PM

8. Pants. On. Fire.

I literally LOLed, and I rarely do that in a room by myself.



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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:12 PM

9. Nice approach .

We need more of this kind of thing.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:18 PM

10. Wow, possibly the best attack ad I've ever seen. Ever.

It's superb. The pacing is great, the premise or framework (movie trailer) is wonderful. It doesn't have a bunch of hokey rapid cut black & white shots like a machine gun with a sledge hammer soundtrack and an angry announcer. The voiceover is deep, but sounds a little friendly and ever so slightly tongue in cheek, in keeping with the premise. Makes memorable points.

Well Done, Team Obama!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:19 PM

11. Ooh, well done

I think it's the kind of ad that will draw people in, so they will watch all the way through to the end.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:57 PM

13. Rated "N" for...


Not Gonna Work!

Fantastic ad!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 12:59 PM

14. Tree height?

I heard it restated around here that he had said something about the trees being the right height, but I missed it when it happened. When did he say that and why? What does that even mean?

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Response to LishaD35 (Reply #14)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:07 PM

21. must mean there's a lot of clear-cutting & trees are all gone

It's the repig leader, so something like that.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 02:56 PM

15. if Obama camp ...

Now in additiion to defining Mitt, if the Obama team could come with a short film that reminds viters how the economy started to shed thousands of jobs as Bush was geting ready to leave, and how Obamas stimulus reversed that and saved the country from Republican created economic disaster, and how Obama has several econimic reciovery plans that Republicans in congress have kept blocking just to make Obama a one termer, voters will have a bigger reason to vote for Obama and a Democratic congress.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:07 PM

16. well-done

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Sun Aug 26, 2012, 03:12 PM

17. LOL! love it.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 12:06 AM

19. I'm laughing so hard

I'm crying!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2012, 04:02 PM

20. Excellent, now we need Do-Over Sequel 2: "The Tax Avoider"

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