OK, I understand that as a boring middle-aged white guy I am not the target demographic for this latest 'girls just wanna have fun' Obama ad. Nor was I the target when Putin ran with a similar theme.
Still, yike. I am highly confident that Bill Clinton would have steered away from an ad playing on the suggestion that voting for him would be like having sex with him. (And if there is a merciful God in heaven, Hillary will be as wise in 2016.)
Secondly, does any Dem strategist wonder whether these young ladies have voting-age parents? Are those parents all giving this the har-de-har, or are some taking offense?
That said, I guess it is a sign of progress that we can make jokes about eighteen year old girls having sex with fifty year old (married) black men. There was a time when the whole sex and black males topic was fraught, but maybe we moved on with the then-24 year old Obama Girl. Or maybe Obama is just innately non-threatening. Good to know.