*MoveOn.org has announced the winner of its Make Your Own Obama Ad contest and is currently soliciting donations to reach the $250,000 it needs to get the spot broadcast on television.See Also:
After judging by such celebrity Obama supporters as Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Oliver Stone, Naomi Wolf, Markos Moulitas, Russell Simmons and Jesse Jackson, the winning ad came from former Air Force Staff Sgt. John Weiler, who describes himself as a Republican before he could even vote.
In the ad, he says he is supporting Obama because of the Democrat's strength and ability to bring people together. [Scroll down to watch ad.]
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Meanwhile, Obama is not only newly ahead in superdelegates as of late Sunday, but he's also beating his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in the number of unsolicited campaign songs – from will.i.am's star-studded viral hit "Yes We Can" to amateur odes folk to Spanish-language tunes and even a Jamaican reggae tribute.
"Songs about candidates have really taken off," Steve Grove, head of YouTube.com's news and politics division, tells the Associated Press. "They've found a new way to support their candidates. ... it stretches from regular average voters all the way up to somebody like will.i.am in terms of being kind of like a new, broader trend in political video."
While Grove says there's no specific statistical data to prove it, just on YouTube alone "it seems that (Obama) has really garnered a lot of songs. I think the early success of the Obama girl music video (the song by a scantily clad woman that became a national sensation last year) probably had something to do with that."
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