Junior Obama:

Here's a video of my adorable second cousin Isaac as "Barack Obama." Maybe he'll be the first Jewish president.

Scipio (mail) (www):
This is comedy (and policy) gold. I love the hand puppet action near the end. He could be the one Obama's waiting for.
11.3.2008 12:23pm
pretty accurate synopsis of the style and substance of all of his speeches this year.
11.3.2008 12:25pm
Alan Gura:
you should get one of his friends to play a little junior bill ayers to go along with him, that would really seal the deal.
11.3.2008 12:39pm
I like little kids as much as the next guy, but this was excruciating.
11.3.2008 1:08pm
Scipio (mail) (www):

Clearly, the next guy is Scrooge. ;)
11.3.2008 1:13pm
Manny Klausner (mail):
Smart money says Ikey and Uncle Ronnie will be a formidable team when Ikey's old enough to run for President!
11.3.2008 1:21pm
Mike& (mail):
Cute. And also pretty good satire. I can't say Obama has said much more of substance than the child in the video.
11.3.2008 1:37pm
Eric Muller (www):
Ikey's cute!!!!!

I'm trying to figure out whether the video is spoofing or supporting Obama. The commenters who've thus far spoken to the point seem to see it as a critical parody of Obama. And David, I know that you, in addition to being a member of the justifiably kvelling mishpacha, have been very critical of Obama in most of your presidential-election-related posts here.

So ... I'm not sure. David, any hints about authorial intent here?
11.3.2008 1:58pm
Alan K. Henderson (mail) (www):
I wish the real Obama supported expanding nuclear power...
11.3.2008 2:03pm
DavidBernstein (mail):
Eric, Ikey is definitely an Obama supporter (or at least I saw him wearing an Obama button on Sukkot). But I think the point of it was to create a cute video.
11.3.2008 2:06pm
Eric Muller (www):
Thanks, David. If the point was to create a cute video, it worked!!
11.3.2008 2:12pm
Opher Banarie (mail) (www):
It's amazing that in four minutes every word of substance that Obama has said in two years was restated. If only "I'm a citizen of the world" had made it in, we could use a transcript as the Wikipedia entry about the Obama campaign.
11.3.2008 6:13pm
"Maybe he'll be the first Jewish president."

why aim low?! the kid looks good enough to be the puppet master of the world (since it is the jews who pull all the strings:-)
11.3.2008 7:42pm
Good thing DB!

If he doesn't make it to the White House, he may very well be hitting Saturday Night Live.
11.4.2008 2:45pm
mlstx (mail):
DB: We may need to make an introduction -- my 5-year-old daughter is completely enamored of Ikey. She isn't Jewish -- is that a dealbreaker? -- but IMHO she's great First Lady material! (My 8-year-old thinks Ikey is cute, too, but she's determined to run against him for the presidency!)
11.4.2008 9:09pm