This video, a cover of Stand by Me by Ben E. King brings both tears to my eyes and a smile to my face.
Musicians, literally from all over the world came together to produce this memorable tune and videos. The organization, Playing for Change, is a “group of artists and inspired people who have come together to connect the world through music.”
Normally, I despise political campaign ads because they are normally an attack on the opposition rather than anything about the advantages of a particular candidate.
In the last few days, however, the Barack Obama campaign released this ad that brought a smile to my face. For those of you who might be labeled Baby Boomers, you might even remember the tune from your teenage days.
Let me direct about my leanings right now. I support Barack Obama because I believe he brings a needed wind of change to America. I think our nation has been following a sadly incorrect path of the past eight years or so and that we need to move in a different direction. Senator McCain presents himself as a man of honor, but I’m afraid his policies and direction will be no different than those of the current administration.
What do you think of the Obama ad? Does the US need a change of direction such as Obama might represent? Add your thoughts and comments.