March 25th, 2008
02:35 PM ET
8 years ago

Obama girl pleads with Clinton to stop

 The Obama girl is out with a new Web video.

The Obama girl is out with a new Web video.

(CNN) - She's back.

Amber Lee Ettinger, the star of the last year's wildly popular online video "Obama girl," is out with a new video this week that decries Hillary Clinton's insistence on remaining in the presidential race.

The new video - titled "Hillary, stop the attacks!" - opens with a takeoff on Clinton's now-famous "3 a.m." ad, and quickly transitions to Ettinger addressing the New York Democrat head on.

"I know Obama's gonna win it/but you're sorta kind of stayin' in it. I think sometimes in this campaign/You've got a crush on John McCain," she sings.

"Can't you see its hopeless? It's become an Obama-nation. Is their any chance you'll back off? So he'll get that nomination," she also says.

In the 3 minute video, Ettinger also makes clear CNN.com is her political Web site of choice:

"I watch CSPAN and they're always showing one of your rallies/Checking the CNN Ticker, can't keep my eyes off the tallies."

Created by the Web site barelypolitical.com, the first "Obama Girl" video debuted last June and quickly became an Internet sensation. To date, it has been viewed well over 7 million times, according to You Tube. The video spawned several spoofs, including "Hot 4 Hill" and the "Brownback girl."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (328 Responses)
  1. al

    CNN shouldn't report this. This girl using media to further her career And it's a stupid story anyway. Looks like CNN has having a slow day today.

    March 25, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  2. Carmela, Longwood, Florida

    And why exactly is this worth being mentioned in CNN's political ticker?

    March 25, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  3. Sue

    And this is newsworthy. Keep it up CNN!! You just love those attacks on Hillary!!

    March 25, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. Kaseam, Philly, PA

    It's nice to finally hear something light and funny. Anyone that takes this serious needs help.

    She does have a point though!

    March 25, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  5. sam

    what a news item!! Cannot you please Enlighten some of your viewers on some more important, intelligent subject matters ? We are for ever exposed to your very own "obama girls" – day in and day out on your tv channel!!

    March 25, 2008 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  6. bab

    oboma girl really needs to stay away longer. before she hurts her own competion.

    March 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. J East Windsor, CT

    What worries the Clinton campaign the most about this video is how Bill Clinton must be plotting a way to get Obama girl in the sack instead of concocting new ways of campaigning negatively without sounding like it.

    March 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. TX girl

    This is almost as newsworthy as pictures of Obama'a vacation. Guess CNN is so partial to Obama they will do anything to keep his name on the web page. When are you going to come out and be honest and endorse Obama?

    March 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  9. Steve

    CNN.. how is this news? Why don't you cover the story of how Clinton "misspoke" on her foreign policy experience.

    March 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  10. Randi

    I don't know why everyone is all of a sudden interested in what this "internet star" has to say...All it shows is that she is following the crowd instead of thinking for herself. She actually will not say who she will be voting for. She could be voting for Hillary...but the Obama camp is paying good money for her to do these videos.

    March 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  11. South Beach

    I think the word is Obamination. It's an Obamination. And the attacks are relentless from the Obamination.

    March 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  12. FedUP

    Could the Obama Girl be the next Monica Lewinsky. Maybe Obama can put in on the staff counsel.

    March 25, 2008 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  13. richardm

    'Public hopes the Desperate Obama Girl can Find a Real Job' and quite being a parasite on someone else!

    March 25, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  14. Joanna

    A moron is full of self-conceit. Is the crazy girl qualified to tell the fighter what she needs to do? Funny!

    March 25, 2008 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  15. Michael

    Is this really news??? The fact that CNN is outting htis on its political ticker should be embarrasing for a "news ogranization"

    March 25, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  16. Jon Cruz

    CNN, you're disgusting. This is news? Is it news because it's a free promo for your network? And is it any surprise she loves CNN? You're outrageously pro-Obama.

    March 25, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  17. Nando, Florida

    Don't let Bill get near her!!!!

    March 25, 2008 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  18. RIghtyTighty

    Love Obama girl..., hate Obama's naivety.

    March 25, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  19. Pam

    I find this pretty pathetic, and a total ABOMINATION particularly since "Obama girl" didn't even vote for "her guy." Obama girl watches CNN? Right! And so does my cat. I don't think she could find it if it bit her in the face. Puh-leeze, this girl only did the video to collect a check. Let's keep it real people! This is only one more reason for Hillary to get my vote!

    March 25, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  20. John Zeger

    Amber Lee sure is attractive, but is there any substantive reason that we should pay any attention to what she says?

    March 25, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  21. Tom

    Y'all are REALLY starving for news aren't you? So far I've seen Obama on vacation when he should've been in church and this............person's attempt at........................whatever it is she's attempting -to become famous? Even for the crazed individuals cheering on their own sides in these battles while the battles ultimately ensure the loss of the political war with the republicans, this stuff is ridiculous!

    March 25, 2008 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  22. pc

    Obama will win the nomination. I agree with the Obama Girl!!

    Go Obama!! 08

    March 25, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  23. Matthew

    SHE DIDN"T EVEN VOTE IN THE PRIMARY!!!!

    March 25, 2008 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  24. Anna

    Sooo-ooo stupid!
    Obama needs to donate his money to his church! 🙂 To support po-o-o-ooor people.

    March 25, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  25. Greg

    What is this garbage? This isn't news, Obama is unelectable and CNN is still insisting on going after Hillary and lifting Obama up as the better candidate.

    STOP taking sides, start reporing what really matters.

    March 25, 2008 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
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