Thursday, October 30, 2008

People In The Middle For Obama

People in the Middle for Obama is a series of video statements by a variety of regular people - young, old, Republican, Democrat, Independents, Christian evangelicals - created by the documentary filmmaker Errol Morris who writes about the project in his New York Times blog,

"If you’re not going to put words in people’s mouths, if you’re really listening to what they have to say, you’re going to learn something. Admittedly, the evidence is anecdotal. I haven’t selected these people through some kind of statistical sampling. These people are self-selected. They wrote in and said that they were registered Republicans, Independents or switch-voters who were planning to vote for Obama. People in the middle. And I was interested in talking to them on film about why they were making the switch from voting for a Republican to voting for a Democrat. Was it linked with policy? With the personality of the candidate?"