“Veterans for a Strong America” Ad Hammering Obama Goes Viral; More Ads Like It May be Coming – Video
Remember the “Veterans for a Strong America” ad we posted several days ago, and hoped it would go viral – it did! in a big way. At the time we posted it, the ad had less than 300 views on YouTube. Now, it has nearly 870,000 views and climbing! In fact, the ad (above) did so well, there may be a whole line of more ads showing former Navy SEALs and other Special Forces members hammering Barack Obama:
BUZZFEED: In the wake of a warm conservative reception for a web video trashing the president for “spiking the football” on the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death, the conservative group Veterans for a Strong America plans to gather Navy SEALs and Special Forces operators to criticize the White House during the 2012 campaign.
“We’re looking to [put together] a coalition, to field SEALs and operators that want to come out publicly,” executive director of Veterans for a Strong America, Joel Arends, tells BuzzFeed. “I’ve had a lot of discussions with former SEALs and current SEALs. I’ve been talking to operators in the community. There is palatable discontent.” . . .
Arends released his first major ad attacking the White House on May 1, titled “Why Does President Obama Take So Much Credit for Killing Bin Laden?”
The video, which took about ten days to produce, went viral. The ad has had more than 250,000 views on YouTube and he’s received some 4,000 emails. Arends was featured on Fox News channel Thursday morning.
Karl Rove also tweeted his support of the ad.
Arends says the group is now looking at airing the advertisement on television in geographic areas with military communities. “Right now we’re going through the process analyzing where we think it would play best,” he says.
“They’re going to have the money” to air the spot, another Republican source told BuzzFeed. . . . Read More