“Hillary 1984”: Unauthorized Internet ad for Obama

This is intriguing:

It may be the most stunning and creative attack ad yet for a 2008 presidential candidate — one experts say could represent a watershed moment in 21st century media and political advertising.

Yet the groundbreaking 74-second pitch for Democratic Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, which remixes the classic “1984” ad that introduced Apple computers to the world, is not on cable or network TV, but on the Internet.

And Obama’s campaign says it had absolutely nothing to do with the video that attacks one of his principal Democratic rivals, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Indeed, the ad’s creator is a mystery, at least for now.

The ad in question:

The Obama camp claims it wasn’t them, who really knows. Although, if I were in the Obama camp I’d be asking why we didn’t think of it first. I couldn’t think of a better ad to illustrate the way Obama is the anti-Hillary (at least in the eyes of his supporters).

Hot Air has some more on the ad as well.