Tom Hanks is narrating a 15-minute campaign film directed by Davis Guggenheim (of An Inconvenient Truth fame).
The thing that bugs me about the Obama campaign is how much celebrity support is has. Celebrity -a word synonymous with money, power, and influence- means that the politically uninformed public (particularly the youth) are most likely to hear only the probama side of things.
This greatly troubles me. All my concerns about Pres. Obama aside, have we not learned anything by watching celebrities over the last 20 years? Since when have they demonstrated themselves to be well-informed role models? I find them to be rather irresponsible, indulgent people who ride the waves of passing fads in order to stay relevant. I do happen to find Tom Hanks to be rather intelligent and stable, but still, I feel like Obama’s arsenal of famous friends is turning the election into a popularity contest. And have we not learned anything from watching the “popular kids” at school?