Skip to comments.3 A.M. Girl Wants Obama to Answer Call
Posted on 03/09/2008 9:33:20 PM PDT by Dick Holmes
An image of an eight-year-old Knowles appears in the ad, shown sleeping soundly in bed. The Clinton campaign legally purchased the file footage of Knowles from Getty Images.
Clinton's ad aimed to emphasize her experience and say she'd be a strong national security candidate. The ad was a play on a 1980s-era advertisement with a similar theme: if there was a middle-of-the-night national security emergency, who would you want to have answer the phone and deal with it?
Ironically, though, the now-17-year-old Knowles would want Clinton rival Barack Obama to answer any important 3 a.m. calls coming into the White House.
Knowles' image originally was shot for a railroad company advertisement, but the teen said she harbors no resentment toward the Clinton campaign for using her image.
"I'm just enjoying the irony. I'm an Obama supporter," said the high school senior, who will turn 18 next month, well before the election in November.
Still, Knowles made it clear she disliked Clinton's ad.
"What I don't like about the ad is it's fear-mongering. I think it's a cheap hit to take. I really prefer Obama's message of looking forward to a bright future," Knowles said. "I think that's a much stronger message."
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I just can’t believe that this nation is going to elect the Marxist Muslim, Barack Hussein Osama-Obama President of the United States.
God help us.
How the Clintons have fallen: reduced to using ten year old file footage (like using “stock” photographs ) in the service of making a very serious point. Seems like not that long ago they could afford the upscale production values of the cheesy Soprano’s final episode spoof TV ad.
Yeah, just bury your pretty wittle head full of mush in the sand and pretend that everything is going to be okay.
3,000 people died in a series of attacks in 2001 because it wasn't a high concern of the Clinton administration. "Right wing extremist anti-government types who listen to talk radio" were considered the threat then AND NOW.
If it hits the fan, I hope I have some FReeper’s numbers to call. After that I’m calling my friends and telling them we’re going.
I hold out HOPE that neither Obama or Clinton will have the power to try to push through their Marxist agendas.
They do seem to be short on cash.
Also, this girl should never work in this field again. When you pose for stock photos or film, you get paid for the image. What she is doing is unprofessional.
I hold out HOPE that neither Obama, Clinton nor McCain will have the power to try to push through their Marxist agendas.
I bet she’ll loooove this ‘ad’
Thuhhhh what treaty???
well they expected to coast through the nomination. Now they have to waste millions of dollars in Puerto Rico and it won’t even count in the general. So they have to be a little thrifty.
As I recall that was Hitler's message too.
That one was pretty good. How obvious does the SNL cast want to make it though, as to who they support?
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DEEP MALE VOICE: "It's 3 AM. The phone is ringing in the Clinton White House...and ringing...and ringing.
(Camera fades to the faces of US Troops huddled in darkened surroundings...faces blackened, their eyes showing resolve, but also betraying the tension of being forced to wait)
DEEP MALE VOICE: "On the other side of the world, our troops are poised in the darkness...waiting patiently for White House approval to use deadly force on an Islamofascist who is known to have American blood on his hands. That White House authorization never comes. Several years later, thousands of American citizens are brutally murdered in cold blood by this same man who slipped away because a Red Phone kept ringing at 3 AM."
I must tell you...liberalism has its hooks into some people so deeply that otherwise logical and bright people depart from the essence of who they are to embrace it.
Sounds kind of like a cult, doesn’t it?
I work with a young man (26) who made a favorable reference to Barak Obama the other day. I turned when he said it, and fixed a look on him that was half-amusement, half incredulity, and when he saw it, he grinned and muttered something about “you conservatives”.
I said to him in a congenial way “I am curious, no, I really am...what is it that Barak Obama has done that makes him a viable person to choose as President?”
To my surprise, he said: “Nothing. He’s a blank slate”.
This is a very, very smart young guy. Very capable. And when I heard that come out of his mouth, I was, literally speechless. He believed that was a good thing.
I can. And the reason is very simple. Terrifyingly enough, he’s better than either of the alternatives.
I’m sure God will help us, little though we may deserve it.
Obama has smartly tuned into an extensive feeling amongst the electorate that there is something wrong with the US political process, as it now stands. Voters are very dissillusioned with the way things are being done. You can see this - there are several indicators. Voter turnout is down, cynicism is up (”don’t vote, it only encourages them!” etc). There are all these corruption scandals and so on. The politicians are losing the trust of the electorate (if they haven’t lost it already).
I’m not talking parties here...there are rotten apples in the dems and the GOP. I’m talking the whole process. I’m not saying its a bad system either...just that it’s PERCEIVED not to be working, or at least not working as it’s supposed to.
So Obama shouts change change change as much as he can. It resonates with an awful lot of people. Of course, he carefully doesn’t say what form that change is going to take. As soon as he starts talking specifics he is going to turn a substantial proportion of the voters off, if only because the “changes” will not be the “changes” that they thought were going to happen. If he does get elected (and I personally think he will be) he is going to have to put his cards onto the table - and we will all see that he never really had much of a hand in the first place.
Still, its better than Hillary. We all know how she operates and what she stands for. Supporting Obama is a chance rather than a certainty.
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