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Bachmann video gets local CBS coverage

Congrats to Ken Avidor, whose video "Michele Bachmann Goes Fission" was named the #3 best campaign "parody" video in a brief segment on CBS. This video is simple but effective, playing Michele Bachmann's statement that she would be willing to use nukes on Iran (and perhaps Venezuela? her syntax in the voiceover is unclear) over video of nuclear explosions.

I'm glad this got some metro-wide exposure on Channel 4, and it is well-deserved. People need to know about Michele Bachmann's apparent enthusiasm for nuking another country. My only quibble with the CBS segment is that it labels this video a "parody." This is no parody--it's deadly serious. If Michele Bachmann is elected, she would approve of the use of nuclear weapons on the citizens of another country. Listen to the candidate in her own words:


Perhaps another look at Lyndon B. Johnson's famous campaign spot, "Daisy," from 1964 is warranted. It warns against the possibility of Republican candidate Barry Goldwater starting a nuclear war.

They don't make campaign commercial voiceover's like this anymore:

"These are the stakes! To make a world in which all of God's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die."

Read more about it at Wikipedia.