So You Think You Can Be President?

23 10 2008

crossposted from Its Getting Hot In Here.

“I remixed the remix; it was back to normal!” – Mitch Hedberg

Reality TV meets the presidential debates.

My friend Jonathan McIntosh remixes videos. Specifically, he takes aspects of pop-culture and jumbles them around to make them accurate (and really funny). In his most recent video, the “So You Think You Can Dance” judges are far more honest (and tough) on the candidates stances on Clean Coal and Nuclear than the “real press” ever has been.

(if the youtube video isnt working, view it here:

This Sunday, Naomi Klein spoke about the elections at the Bioneers Conference. She said…

“Obama is a centrist, and never claimed to be anything different. So if he is elected, what do we do? We move the center.”

This video is just another reminder that as we gear up for a crucial and historic election, we need to keep our eyes on the prize in holding the new president accountable to what climate science (and youth!) demand – because both their climate policies are hella weak. And we know that we will be up against well funded and well coordinated assaults from the polluters and despoilers; a battle for the soul of the new president.

In social movements past, the boldness of the youth voice has shifted the entire political spectrum in profound ways. Lets move the center.




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