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article imageNew Rick Santorum video paints 'Obamaville' as horror movie

By Andrew Moran     Mar 26, 2012 in Politics
Washington - Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has posted a new online video called "Obamaville." The campaign ad paints Barack Obama's presidency and possible re-election as an apocalypse in the United States.
Did an apocalypse happen in the United States? Are dead corpses rising from the ground and terrorizing cities across the country? Is President Barack Obama Freddy Krueger, Leatherface, Jason Voorhees and Hellraiser all in one? Well, a new campaign ad by the Rick Santorum camp shows the president’s possible re-election as a horror film.
Santorum released an unlisted web video trailer for “Obamaville” last week and is making the rounds on various news outlets and the Internet. The video is produced like a horror movie: scary sounds, images of empty streets, dark cinematography and a narrator speaking in a deep, quiet voice.
“Imagine a small American town two years from now, if Obama is re-elected,” the narrator states. “Small businesses are struggling and families are worried about their jobs and their future. The wait to see a doctor is ever increasing. Gas prices, through the roof. The freedom of religion, under attack. And every day, the residents of this town must come to grips with reality that a rogue nation and sworn American enemy has become a nuclear threat.”
When the announcer talks about a “sworn American enemy,” a television screen appears showing Iran President Mahmoud Ahdmadinejehad, who morphs into President Obama.
“Welcome to a place where one president’s failed policies really hit home. Welcome to Obamaville: more than a town, a cautionary tale. Coming soon to,” the web concludes.
This isn’t just a short one-minute clip, but rather an eight-part miniseries to start in a couple of weeks that will tackle the issues of energy and healthcare, according to John Brabender, a political strategist for the Santorum campaign. He later told the New York Times that they hope this video will garner hits to the Santorum website.
The video has already gained more than 340,000 views and has more than 12,000 dislikes compared to 1,000 likes. The video can only be viewed on YouTube with a link. The comments section has been disabled.
Viewers have commented on Twitter and many are calling the video “ridiculous,” “creepy,” “insane” and “scare tactics.”
“Not only is it tasteless, but it would also receive a 'failed' in university for bad research &skewing facts,” wrote one Twitter user.
“Looks like Rob Zombie(not) did a mudsling commercial for Rick Santorum...” wrote another commenter.
Santorum has been all over the media as of late. The former senator made news when he cussed out a New York Times reporter. He also was in the news last week when he won the Louisiana primary and harshly criticized the Etch a Sketch gaffe made by a Mitt Romney adviser.
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