Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Nonvoting "Obama Girl" Declines To Support Obama

Media outlets have decided to catch up with Amber Lee Ettinger, who seems more about self-promotion than anything else. They've reported that Ettinger (aka Obama Girl for the video she put out back in 2008) has declined to support Obama in 2012.
In an interview with the Daily Caller, Ettinger said she was “not as excited as I was the last time, that’s for sure.” That's not incredibly surprising considering her 2007 YouTube hit, "Crush on Obama," was a breathless video worship of the then-candidate that has been viewed over 100 million times. But Ettinger also declined to give any support to the president.

“At this point I’m keeping that to myself,” she told the Daily Caller. “If I’m not making videos, I’m not sure it’s anyone’s business who I’m voting for this time around.”

Ettinger has spoken about her tepid feelings toward the president before. Earlier this year, she expressed concern that her label as "Obama Girl" was holding back her career. She also gave Obama some credit, but said that he hadn't necessarily done enough to win her vote yet.
Why does this woman's opinion even matter.

YouTube hits aren't a measure of importance. After all, LMFAO's Party Rock Anthem has hundreds of millions of hits (and the noxious Justin Beiber is closing in on a billion hits).

It's not like she bothered to vote for him back in 2008. She didn't vote in the primary election in 2008. At the time, she was living in New York, and she didn't vote there because she wasn't registered in the state. However, as a New Jersey resident, she could have voted in that primary but didn't. She was too busy with self-promotion to bother with the goal of voting and truly showing her support.

This news item is interesting in that someone who isn't particularly engaged in politics isn't going to vote for the President. Conservatives will make hay claiming that this former hard-core supporter no longer is supporting the president, but that's not entirely accurate.

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