On Saturday, YouTuber user "WeCan08" uploaded "Yes We Can," a music video for a new Obama ballad by the Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and director Jesse Dylan, 's son. The "song" was essentially written by Barack Obama, since the lyrics are adapted from his "Yes We Can" speech after the New Hampshire primary. That speech, of course, was inspired by Cesar Chavez's motto for a United Farm Workers hunger strike in 1972. Excerpts of Obama play throughout the video, with accompaniment from stars like , , Common, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, , and . The video was first reported by ABC News, which interviewed the creators.I am happy that both Democrats are reaching out to young people, and hopefully inspiring them. And I cannot wait to see what Obama rolls out for his Superbowl ad.
*cross posted from the Bruin Democrats blog.