The 9th Soul

Political videos put McCain, Obama in dancing roles

Posted in entertainment, politics, youtube shows by Fated Blue on October 27, 2008

John McCain and Barack Obama have argued about how to rescue the economy, expand health care and win the war on terrorism. But what the people really want to know is: Can the candidates dance?

Last week, Obama shook his groove thing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” “I’m convinced I’m a better dancer than John McCain,” Obama boasted. No word yet as to whether a dance-off is planned.

But, to see the candidates bust a move, look no further than the television and Internet. Politicians and their look-alikes have recently gotten jiggy with it, proving that they’ll do anything—even dance in public—to win your vote.

Obama’s appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” last Wednesday was the second time he had shown off his moves on the program. See the video: at YouTube. But Michelle Obama, in an appearance with DeGeneres in September, called-out her husband, saying, “I’m a better dancer.” Snap.

In a clever video, dancers dressed as Obama and McCain, with the candidates faces superimposed, engage in an energetic break dancing back-and-forth at Minimovie.com. The winner, though, is a surprise contender who rocks the house—aSarah Palin-faced dancer. (No Joe Biden anywhere in sight.)

The real Palin, although sitting, showed some decent moves during her appearance on Weekend Update on “Saturday Night Live” on Oct. 18. See the video at NBC.com. Take that, dancing Obamas!

An online spoof of “Dancing With the Stars” pits a McCain impersonator—”the maverick who’s a maniac on the dance floor”—against an Obama impostor—”heavy on rhetoric but light on his feet!” See it: Minimovie.com.

For the folks who’d like to join in at home, there are at least two pro-Obama dances making the rounds:here and here. Lyrics include: “Check your booty-booty-booty-booty-booty Obama.” Hardly poetry, but it has a good beat.

In a music video released Sunday for her song “Paris for President,” spoof-candidate Paris Hilton shimmies in a white bathing suit and delivers lines such as, “Your commander in bikini.”

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  1. BIKINI said, on October 30, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    interested thank you for sharing

  2. patrick said, on November 8, 2008 at 2:57 am

    that Obama-Palin dancing with the stars photo is a comedic work of art


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