Frank Strategies: The Blog

ObamaCare One Year Later: How’s It Going?

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of Obamacare, so the small-business group NFIB recently sent me to Ohio to ask some of their members just how last year’s promises are panning out. Here’s the video I produced for them:


Two New Videos

Apologies for not posting here more often – it’s been a very busy campaign season. If you want to hear more from me, it’s probably better to follow me on Twitter – @frankstrategies.

In the meantime, though, here are a couple of videos I produced this weekend for Americans for Prosperity. The first shows a lot of supporters of Congressman Tom Perriello (D-Va.) proudly proclaiming that “Socialism is cool!” I shot it on Friday evening in Charlottesville outside President Obama’s rally for Perriello.

I shot the second video at yesterday’s Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in DC. Lots of good folks and genuinely funny, clever signs, but it truly was probably the largest gathering of smug, condescending self-satisfaction in American history. I’m not sure why they don’t realize that “You People Are So F-ing Stupid!” is not a winning campaign slogan. But we’ll enjoy the response from Middle America on Tuesday night.

Video: Proud Socialists March in DC

Here’s the latest Frank Strategies viral video, filmed at Saturday’s liberal “One Nation” rally in DC. The video has collected more than 110,000 views in just about 36 hours, and as I write this it is the 28th-most-viewed YouTube video in the world over the past 24 hours.

As you know, if one random guy shows up at a tea party with a Obama-as-Hitler poster, Nancy Pelosi and the national media claim that hoards of angry conservatives are “waving swastikas.”

But when literally hundreds, if not thousands, of avowed socialists show up at a rally that was specifically endorsed by President Obama, the media doesn’t mention a thing. Not one word.

God Bless the YouTube.

Introducing West Wing Week
May 15, 2010, 5:37 pm
Filed under: Obama, Online Video

The Washington Post takes an interesting look at the White House’s new behind-the-scenes video series, West Wing Week.

Smart campaigns and elected officials should consider the same thing. Here’s this week’s edition:

Video: President Obama Refers to Himself 132 Times – in One Speech!
January 27, 2010, 9:01 am
Filed under: Obama, Shameless Self Promotion

Here’s the most recent Frank Strategies LLC video, produced for Americans for Prosperity. Enjoy!

How to Hand Ted Kennedy’s Senate Seat to a Republican: Three Easy Steps
January 20, 2010, 9:00 am
Filed under: Obama

1. Run as an inspirational, bipartisan, commonsense, consensus-seeking moderate.
2. When you take office, aggressively push a far-left agenda that includes a government takeover of health care, massive and costly cap-and-trade energy taxes and trillions upon trillions in new wasteful spending.
3. If anybody dares to question your agenda, arrogantly and profanely dismiss them as racist, redneck teabaggers.

Stay the course, DC Dems. Please.

New Behind-the-Scenes Road-Trip Vids from the White House
November 18, 2009, 6:38 pm
Filed under: Obama, Online Video

TechPresident points out that after a lengthy break, the White House has finally posted some new relatively unscripted, behind-the-scenes videos on its YouTube channel during the President’s trip to Asia.

One nice touch: including speechwriter Jon Favreau’s excited reaction at actually having completed his report without any major jetlag-induced stumbles. It humanizes him and makes him seem likable to probably even the most hardened partisans – one thing for which online video is incredibly useful.