Barns for Barack in Ohio

Obama Supplements TV With Old-Timey Advertising

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Barack Obama's campaign, masters of new media, social marketing, fundraising, mass marketing -- you name it -- is now reaching back into the mists of the early 20th century for a way to reach those elusive rural Ohio voters: barn-side advertising. Note that rural white voters is one of Obama's biggest weak spots, the one place where Hillary Clinton repeatedly beat him in the polls. The below video is accompanied by a voice-over of Obama promising things to farmers (you know, because all those subsidies aren't enough) and saying that "rural values should be in our American values." It's pretty heart-warming stuff -- and will make for a good ad when Barack decides to start playing hardball with McCain on Ohio TV.