The Time's Julie Bosman has written a review of Barrack Obama's new ad outlining his economic plan. I saw the ad last night and overall I thought it was pretty good. The only thing I would have changed would be to have Obama talk about how he would get relief (in the form of renegotiated loans) to homeowners at risk of losing their homes. In my mind at least that would appeal directly to voters and get to one of the root causes of the current financial crisis.
Bosman also thought the ad was pretty good but that "its length and monotonous visuals could lose the viewer's attention." Is that really the case? Are we now so in need of constant, changing stimulation that we can't sit through an ad that is a TWO minutes in length. If that is the case then I would suggest that the real change that needs to happen in politics isn't with the politicians it's with us.