Monday, November 3, 2008

Obama: Politic's Matthew McConaughey


It's a stretch until you really think about. Take a guy early in his career, throw him into a swimsuit and put him on the beach. Then take pictures and slam them on the covers of magazines and feature them on Entertainment Tonight. The focus of each story is how this new star will be making it big in their next role, long before it ever comes out. Then when the time comes for people to see them in their new role, they feel compelled to attend regardless of content. This was the formula for Matthew McConaughey back in 1996. He had been in movies. Who could forget his role in "Dazed and Confused". There was a media blitz for this guy like I had never seen. He was the sexiest man and the best actor of his generation, all of this before his movie had come out. The same for Obama. His topless picture made him sexy, and we were told he was this force to be reckoned with, and he had done nothing as a state senator and hadn't even become a US Senator yet. The media blitz for Matt built up this frenzy so that when it was time for the movie to come out, people just felt like they had to go see it so that they could see McConaughey. These same zombies are now feeling compelled to vote for Obama. He is a star that has been built up for 2 years, it is your obligation to vote for him.

7 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

I see him more as a Denzel :)

jrchaard said...

Denzel earned his stature slowly. He never had the media blitz and lack of work behind him like Matt, which is why Obama and him are so similar.

Kansas Bob said...

You may not agree but I think that, unlike McConaughey, Denzel seems to have some class. I think that Obama has class.

Now.. for the real question Scott.. who do you compare Palin to?

:)

jrchaard said...

Tina Fey of course

Kansas Bob said...

I'm thinking Britney.. at least for the Couric interviews :)

thejotus said...

It makes me chuckle when people make fun of Palin's interviews instead of her accomplishments and leadership abilities are.

It says a lot about how they focus on the book cover as opposed to what is in the book.

jrchaard said...

And she isn't promising to create a new SS.