MoveOn picks winner of Obama ad contest

A panel selects "Obamacan," featuring a veteran and lifelong Republican who says he's voting for Barack Obama, as the ad the group will run.

By Alex Koppelman
May 12, 2008 7:46PM (UTC)
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Liberal advocacy group has announced the winner of its "Obama in 30 Seconds" contest; the competition determined which ad the group will run in support of Barack Obama. A panel of celebrity judges that included, among others, Jesse Jackson, Steve Buscemi, the two-headed Ben Affleck/Matt Damon monster, Oliver Stone and Eddie Vedder chose the winner, "Obamacan," from among 15 finalists.

The winner, which can be viewed below, features John Weiler, an Air Force veteran who says he's a lifelong Republican -- "since before I could actually vote" -- discussing the reasons he plans to vote for Obama. MoveOn is currently soliciting donations to help air the ad on television.


Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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