No disrespect, but the Obama team tends to send an excessive amount of emails. That said, yesterday’s was the most interesting one in recent memory, as it introduced the finalists in something called the “Health Reform Video Challenge,” a contest sponsored by the Democratic National Committee.
Entrants in the contest were asked to make a 30-second ad about why the current health care system has got to go, or explain how the Obama plan will ensure Americans get secure, quality care without breaking the budget. The winning ad will be aired on national television. Seems like a win-win: a free ad for the White House and great publicity for aspiring filmmakers.
Now that the finalists have been selected, you can watch them all and pick your favorite! Don’t forget to rank each video on Message, Creativity and Impact. I’ve posted my personal favorite below, but don’t listen to me— go to the site and decide for yourself.
But wait, there’s more! The email also noted:
The top 20 ads will also be voted on by our panel of experts and artists, including Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, animator and director Seth MacFarlane, actress Kate Walsh, Obama for America campaign manager David Plouffe, and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine.
I can only hope my vote counts as much as Dr. Montgomery, err rather, Private Practice/Grey’s Anatomy star, Kate Walsh. I wonder if she is considered an expert or an artist.