Leah Kauffman, the songwriter who wrote the 2007 “Obama Girl” hit song, is back with a new pro-Obama song, “Still Got a Crush on Obama.” Kauffman is starring in her latest video in place of actress Amber Lee Ettinger who starred in the 2007 video.
The lovely actress Amber Lee Ettinger, who appeared in Kauffman's 2007 "Obama Girl" video that received 25 million views and spurned parodies including "Obama Boy," said in a recent interview with The Daily Caller that she is no more as excited about Obama as she was the last time. She also told Fox News that she gives Obama a “B-minus” for his performance since 2008.
The new video, "Still Got a Crush on Obama," was released just ahead of President Barack Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech in Charlotte. Kauffmann appears in a tank top with the slogan, "Listen to Barack." The video features eight dancers who perform synchronized dance moves in front of the National Constitution Center on the National Mail, The Daily Mail reports.
In the video, she receives a call from someone called "Barry," whom she offers "secret service, don't ask don't tell." She sings:
"I could never be with Romney, he's not good enough. I'll give you service in secret. Don't ask, don't tell. You're the commander in chief and I need some relief. You bring our troops home, I've got a crush on Obama."
The chorus goes:
“Back in ‘08 until you get all eight, you’re still the sexiest candidate . Your word and your speeches still get me hot and speechless.”The Huffington Post reports Kauffman explains: "This song comes from a place of sincerity. Obama’s created a lot of great changes over the last four years, and I hope he has the chance to influence the next four.”
Kauffman was 21 years old at the time of the general election campaign in 2007, but she is now 26. The Daily Mail reports in the five years after the 2007 video, she wrote other videos for Barely Political. She made her singing debut in a video about Republican pundit Ann Coulter, The Daily Mail reports.
According to Politico, a publicist for the new video explained: “[Ettinger], who is now pursuing acting, isn’t involved at all... This is something [Kauffman] has wanted to do completely on her own. She and [Ettinger] have remained on good terms.”
The Daily Caller, however, reports that Ettinger, in an email message, said Kauffman asked her but she declined. Ettinger said: “Since it was the same concept, I passed. Can’t do it twice!”
According to The Daily Mail, Kauffman said that the performance is meant to be entertaining, fun and amusing, not political.
The Daily Mail comments that although the new video has a higher quality, it is unlikely to become a big hit like the first.