Tuesday, January 25, 2011

An Oscar-worthy political video

"Black Swan" and "The King's Speech" are great movies. But, we think the Oscar nominating committee should really take a look at Tim Pawlenty's new video which debuted in New Hampshire last night.

Alternate Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfkNEq1XioE

No, we're not endorsing Pawlenty for anything or picking favorites in the 2012 presidential race. (Pawlenty isn't even an announced candidate.) But it's tough not to get goosebumps when you watch this video.

It's a minute and a half of carefully chosen, universally-accepted images of poignant and patriotic American themes. It's like a trailer from an inspiring movie that you'd really like to go and see, and what better way to kick off a political campaign? It also uses extremely high cinematic quality production values, not to mention inspiring music and effects. And there isn't any of the anger or vitriol that the political right has been criticized for.

In fact, it reminds us a lot of another video that inspired the nation many years ago:

Alternate Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EU-IBF8nwSY

No matter what Pawlenty's intentions are, this video is a clear message to President Obama that the Republicans also have what it takes to tap into the emotions of American voters, and that Democrats don't necessarily have a corner on the market when it comes to emotional campaigns.

We hope it's a sign of things to come from the GOP field at all levels in 2012.

1 comment:

  1. Very powerful....he needs to retain the video folks. Tim may be an interesting surprise. We ned someone who can really go toe to toe with Obama....Mitt may be too soft. This election is going to take muscle.
    Should be interesting as the primary and caucus process moves forward. But Tim had a great message. Thanks for bringing it forward to be seen.


By submitting a comment, you agree to be bound by our policies on comments noted in the sidebar.