19 June 2008

Rock-a-bama: The Newest Recruit

After spending a few more months hammering the airwaves and the national consciousness, and after increasing voter outreach efforts, it seems that Barack Obama and his supporters have finally achieved full penetration of the coveted preschool demographic.

I have here some video evidence of my 17-month-old daughter's spontaneous spouting of Obama's name, and her hearty laughter and enjoyment of hearing said name repeated back to her. After indulging her in this activity for several minutes the other day, she has been doing this intermittently ever since.

See here Exhibit A:

And hey look-- I already got my first vicious anti-Obama spam comment! I should print it, frame it, and hang it over the cash register.


Anonymous said...

I love the lifting of the skirt thing, too.

Anonymous said...

She is one smart cookie.

Mama Dawg said...

You totally need to send this to his camp. It would win over millions of voters!

Kori said...

Oh, I guess I need to find my Obama in 08 button to post on the blog; I haven't received any hate mail for awhile. though my neighbors did nicely ask me to take the sign out of the window... :)

Rikki said...

That is a riot! What a cutie. She has your eye. ;)

I agree with mama dawg, showing this video would ensure Obama is our next president (let's freaking hope it works!).

Fiesty Charlie said...

This made my 2.5 year old crack up and now she is running around saying "Obama, Obama, Obama."

This will not make her "Deep Texas, Bush Loving, Conservative Republican" grandmother happy!!!


She won't be able to argue politics with a 2.5 year old and win!!

I will take video as it plays out in the next couple of weeks.....


Anonymous said...

Totally cute...she's a smart girl too!

MsPicketToYou said...

barack me like a hurricane..... or a little (cute) girl.

LiteralDan said...

MamaNeena: She knows how to get attention at a political rally, alright. Or anywhere else.

Mary: If you tell her that, all you'll hear is "coo-key! coo-key!" instead for the next hour.

Mama Dawg: You think even the stodgy old billionaire Republican stalwarts can be swayed by an angelic child's enthusiasm. Sadly, not likely.

Now, maybe if she threw in a few promises about how Obama could make them even richer somehow, they might be more inclined to jump ship.

Kori: Out of your own window?? Or a shared one?

At least hate mail is mail, right? Means someone's paying attention.

Rikki: Nice callback-- I greatly enjoyed that. The sad truth is, though, she DOES have my eye, impaled on a toy snake's tongue as a trophy of war.

Fiesty Charlie: So the fever spreads. Soon, all preschoolers across the country will be chanting in unison, drowning out all other forms of discourse. And we shall hand them the keys to the kingdom, to get them to shut up at last.

Let me know when you post video of yours

Christy: She's too smart for her own good. She's even gone so far as to dabble in smart-aleckery.

Ms Picket To You: Cute little girls are the front-line soldiers of most successful political campaigns.

Ann(ie) said...

OH she is a precious one. My boy is 18 months and I just love his little laugh. And he speaks chinese which impresses us to no end!! ;)

Leslie said...

It sounds like Arack O'Mama! What a doll.

LiteralDan said...

Ann(ie): Well, my kids can speak pretend Chinese. Does that count?

Laggin: Maybe that's why she likes saying it so much. Cause she does love saying "Momma-momma-momma" over and over again.