WASHINGTON – From the makers of June's internet video hit "I Got a Crush on Obama," now comes the follow-up, a musical showdown between the first-run supporters for Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama and the latest additions, a group of fans for GOP contender Rudy Giuliani.
(Editor's note: The link to the new "Obama Girl vs. Giuliani Girl" is experiencing heavy Web traffic and may not be available. The video also can be found at ObamaGirl.com)
"We're going to take the primary and then defeat Giuliani," Obama Girl — 24-year-old Amber Lee Ettinger — sings dreamily to a hip-hop soundtrack. She also takes a few jabs at the former New York mayor, including: "Giuliani Girl, stop your fussin', at least Obama didn't marry his cousin" — a swipe at Giuliani's annulled marriage to his second cousin.
For her part, Giuliani Girl — model Adelina Kristina — sings Giuliani's praises: "I'm gonna be wife No. 4. He warms my globe just like Al Gore." She also praises Giuliani's crime-fighting skills.
In addition to political commentary, the video also features pillow fighting, revealing outfits and catty action between the two lead characters and their backup singer/dancers.
The online video is the next is a series of comedic, musical odes to several 2008 presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle that have popped up in various corners of the Internet.
"I Got a Crush on Obama," the first to gain wide notoriety, was written by 21-year-old Leah Kauffman, a student at Temple University, and 32-year-old New York City ad executive Ben Relles.
Both "Crush on Obama" and "Debate '08" come from the Web site www.barelypolitical.com.