Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Other "1984" video attacks Obama
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As the now infamous "1984" video attacking Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, approaches 1.5 million views on YouTube, a similar video attacking Clinton's opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has also emerged.(Related video: A historic shift in political ads?)
The video, which has over a quarter million views, splices the iconic Apple 1984 television ad together with Obama's December appearance on Monday Night Football in which he announced his support for his hometown Chicago Bears. The Bears eventually lost in the Super Bowl.
At the end of the new YouTube video, a message reads: "The Bears lost. So will Obama. Clinton for President."
Seth Sonstein, who created the video, told CNN in an e-mail that he has not endorsed either candidate.
"There is no political motivation behind my movie," said Sonstein, who lives in Portland, Oregon. "It is 100% parody ... it's supposed to be funny."
Sonstein said he is an aspiring filmmaker looking for "a studio deal."
-- CNN Associate Producer Peter Hamby
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