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August 9, 2009

Obama - A Face in the Crowd



A tip of the hat to the late Budd Schulberg and PowerLine

21 comments:

Opus #6 said...

The making of an empty suit. The Barack Obama story.

Ron Russell said...

Yep, Nickie I saw that movie--great performance by Andy. Old Lonesome Roads had them fooled until the open mike got him. Maybe someone will hack Obama's TOTUS and put the truth in for once. He would never notice while reading. Now that would be great. I did a bit of satire the other day--I'll leave you the link: S.H.I.T. vs P.E.T.A.

Anonymous said...

Opie, I had to laugh when they mentioned the dog. Public Relations 101.

Anonymous said...

Ron, I suspect that the words to topple Obama will come out of his own mouth.

He IS smart, but his biggest fault may be that he thinks he's smarter than everyone else.

Thanks for the link.

Sue said...

Amazing...politics AS USUAL!

Anonymous said...

Sue, they're either getting better at it or John and Jane Public are as stupid as cheese mold. (No offense, DC)

Rob said...

One of my favorites. Andy refused bad guy rolls after that film. He was too convincing. Peta,People-eating-tasty-animals. Now a word from our sponsor. Vitajex

Anonymous said...

Rob,

If God hadn't wanted us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.

The_Kid said...

Good reminder that campaigns are nothing but marketing and demographics crunching. And Money of course, always money.

It is amazing how many people take the process at face value.

Anonymous said...

Kid, I think we're all a bit guilty of that. And then something like the last election happens, and reality swats us in the face.

cbullitt said...

Great allusion. Haven't seen that movie in ages. Yeah, I can see His Wholly Reluctance ranting about his greatness to no one in an empty studio--I'd like to anyway.

BTW, know anyone in St. Louis?
http://cbullitt.wordpress.com/2009/08/09/want-a-job-selling-agw-door-to-door-for-algore/

Dr. Dave said...

Well, I'm awfully glad I conveniently avoided PR all of my life; otherwise, I would have slit my wrists if I'd had to lay it on this thick.

FitToSeeJane said...

Interesting bit of old film. I know a lot of young voters who fell for that stuff and it was so hard to get them to think about content.

Anonymous said...

Cbull, I can imagine Himself ranting about his greatness in the bathroom mirror.

Anonymous said...

Dave,

You were meant for greater things.

Anonymous said...

Jane,

For many youts, it remains style over substance.

Teresa said...

That was a neat movie clip. Obama pulled the wool over a whole bunch of people's eyes during his campaign. Now, people are starting to see the light about this dark, evil, dastardly man.

Anonymous said...

Terri, the truth is starting to seep through, but I'm concerned that the Chicago machine has a plan to divert the interest of the voting public. Each morning I wake expecting the shoe to drop.

Anonymous said...

Cheese mold? That sounds like law school. No offense taken, Goomba.

And Teresa, I think you should apologize. That was over the top.

Dark, dastardly men don't deserve that.

Anonymous said...

God help me, but I've been the Andy character before--not with politicians but with business people. In my defense, I've never tried to make up new personalities out of whole cloth. It was mainly just getting people used to performing on camera, but I've said the "don't purse your lips" comment almost verbatim.

Politicians are vaunted because they're good on-camera, even though they're horrible people with rotten policies. Conservative statesmen have to excel on TV and before a crowd.

Anonymous said...

Glenn Beck is a lot closer to Lonesome Roads.