Behind the "I Got a Crush...On Obama" Video

This post, written by Karen Russell, originally appeared on The Huffington Post

If you are running for President, how do you respond intelligently and effectively to "tribute videos and ads" like the new risqué "I Got A Crush.... On Obama" video? Should a campaign always distance itself from these types of ads or videos? Is "no comment" and "we didn't do it" the only viable responses to voter generated ads?

"I Got A Crush...On Obama"

Apparently Obamagirl, missed the new "smart girls" like Obama and "girls with needs" like Hilary poll:
Clinton is drawing especially strong support from lower-income, lesser-educated women -- voters her campaign strategists describe as "women with needs." Obama, by contrast, is faring better among highly educated women, who his campaign says are interested in elevating the political discourse.
Obamagirl is very open with her "needs" when it comes to Obama. There's a lot of audacity in her hope as she sings about her crush on Obama. ABC News describes the video's open:
"Hey, 'B,' it's me," a woman who calls herself "Obamagirl" murmurs amorously into a phone at the beginning of the slow jam. "If you're there, pick up. I was just watching you on C-SPAN."

The song and video (which can be seen HERE) goes on to poke racy fun at the way some voters have responded viscerally to both Obama's charisma and the personal nature of his political appeal.
"You seemed to float onto the floor/Democratic convention 2004/I never wanted anybody more/than I want you," Obamagirl coos.
"Baby, I cannot wait/til 2008/Baby, you're the best candidate," she continues as she walks around New York City in various stages of undress, occasionally posing near life-size pictures of the lanky senator from Illinois.
Obama's campaign responds:
An Obama campaign official said its team had nothing to do with the video, but otherwise declined to comment.

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