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Big "1984" Video Mystery Solved : Obama (Still) Says He Didn't Authorize


No surprise here... According to the Washington Post, the re-creator of the Apple "1984" video controversially attacking Hillary Clinton is, indeed, in Barack Obama's camp. Forced to resign his post because of it, Phil de Vellis, formerly with Blue State Digital (Obama's Internet strategy firm) gets his 15 minutes in the global media spotlight. Obama's campaign reitertated its position of knowing nothing about the piece until, thanks to YouTube, the world-at-large started buzzing about it.

Jobless, with nothing left to lose -- and plenty of new ops gathering steam this very moment -- De Vellis outed himself as the genius behind the gutsy Obama creative. He says he did it without management's knowledge. Here's how he explained his actions, blogging at the Huffington Post:

"I made the 'Vote Different' ad because I wanted to express my feelings about the Democratic primary, and because I wanted to show that an individual citizen can affect the process."

He's affected the process alright. De Vellis' compelling "1984" video not only further positioned Obama as the break-through candidate for those seeking a change, it probably had Senator Clinton just about ready to (fill in the blank).

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2 comments:

Cynthia said...

It's kind of hard for me to believe Obama or Clinton authorized those videos when they both were targeted by the 1984 videos

kweenkong said...

Cynthia, you just never know what lengths a candidate (or their over zealous supporters) will go to.

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