Hillary 1984 Ad Creator Revealed


The creator of the Hillary 1984 ad has been identfied. Huffington Post reports that it was created by “Philip de Vellis, who was the Internet communications director for Sherrod Brown’s 2006 Senate campaign, and who now works at Blue State Digital, a company created by members of Howard Dean’s Internet Team.”

Blue State Digital does work for Obama, but reportedly de Vellis is not on his account. TechPresident previously emailed him under the name used to originally post the video on You Tube and received this explanation:

Thank you for your interest in the video. It has been amazing to watch it explode on the viral scene. At one point it was the #3 most watched video on YouTube and is at 108,000 views and growing.

Considering Hillary Clinton’s biggest video has only received 12,000 views on YouTube, I’d say the grassroots has won the first round.

The idea was simple and so was the execution. Make a bold statement about the Democratic primary race by culture jacking a famous commercial and replacing as few images as possible. For some people it doesn’t register, but for people familiar with the ad and the race it has obviously struck a chord.

A friend suggested the idea after reading a New York Times article about the Clinton’s campaign bullying of donors and political operatives after the Geffen dustup.

I don’t want to say more than that. I’d prefer to let it speak for itself.

Obama aide Bil Burton has released this statement:

The Obama campaign and its employees had no knowledge and had nothing to do with the creation of the ad. We were notified this evening by a vendor of ours, Blue State Digital, that an employee of the company had been involved in the making of this ad. Blue State Digital has separated ties with this individual and we have been assured he did no work on our campaign’s account.

Hillary Clinton has been wise to just laugh this off. Blue State Digital issued this statement.


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    Eric Dondero says:

    What’s incredibly ironic here, is that as bad as Hillary Clinton is, it’s Hussein Obama who is far more the fascist. The guy has a 100 perfect score from the Marxist ADA. He’s got 100 scores from the Federal Government Workers Union and the far, far Left NEA.

    Plus, Obama attended a Madrassa as a child in Indonesia. Though, he’s not denying he had any ties to Islam.

    I dread the thought of Hillary Clinton as President. She’s an Ultra-Liberal in every regard.

    But Hussein Obama is a downright Fascist, and fits the Orwellian nightmare vision for America far better than Ms. Opportunist there.

    Eric at http://www.mainstreamlibertarian.com

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Eric, are you totally influenced by the right wing noise machine, which is hardly surprising from a far right wing Republican like you who have no concern over whether the stuff you claim is at all accurate.

    The story that Barack Obama attended a Madrassa was aired by Fox. CNN checked the school and found that it was not a Madrassa, and virtually every media source subsequently reported this.

    Considering all the support you’ve given for authoritarian positions and the disdain you’ve shown for civil liberties in your comments you hardly have any business calling anyone a Marxist or Fascist.

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    Jeff Swanson says:

    Credible sources have leaked that Clinton’s camp is behind this video – perhaps a youtube “come-back” to the Apple mock?:


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    battlebob says:

    Here is the author of the ad.

    He favors Obama but is not affiliated with Hillary or Obama.
    He used to be a Deaniac; as was I (before Kerry).

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