Outrage over the Obama campaign’s new sex-suggesting “your first time” campaign video is building on the internet and among family groups upset that the double-entendre is a signal the president endorses easy sex among college students.
While the punchline of the ad is voting, the star of the video, Lena Dunham, creator of the raunchy HBO hit series “Girls,” sounds like she is comparing her first vote to losing her virginity in college. “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy,” she says, ignoring that a presidential candidate could be a woman. “Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman,” she cooed, after voting for Obama.
The internet blew up with sometimes angry reaction. “Has POTUS shown his daughters [the] ad?” one critic tweeted. “I’d be offended if my daughter heard that trashy ad,” said another on a Twitter page created to discuss the ad, “#myfirsttime.” A third: “Dems claim ‘binders full of women’ is offensive. Then compare voting to being deflowered? What the hell are they smoking?”
One group, Pro Life Artists Unite, moved fast to develop a counter image of Dunham with the words: “Don’t lose your job because of an unwanted Presidency.” They also offered up a new Twitter channel, #obamaabstinence.
A Democratic strategist said that the video should be effective in wooing the college vote, but a GOP campaign advisor said Obama, who appears on MTV Friday, already has the youth vote locked up and the ad is likely to offend some of their parents.
Family groups and anti-abortion advocates were especially critical.
“I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by an administration that has openly promoted promiscuity, abortion on demand, and the redefinition of marriage,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins told Secrets.
He also knocked Obama’s campaign for loosely copying the ad from one used by Russian President Vladimir Putin. “I find it disturbing that President Obama would follow Vladimir Putin’s lead and release an ad that only further coarsens the public discourse,” he said.
Gary Bauer, president of the traditional values group American Values, said, “So the president now wants to seduce young women by asking them to ‘do it’ — vote– for the first time with him. I hope parents will talk to their daughters and tell them about the sweet-talking men who promise girls the world in order to have their way with them, only to abandon them the next morning, when the girls realize that the empty promises were just part of the seduction.”
Via Washington Examiner