OK, we're all probably overdosed on YouTube videos and campaign ads, but this one from director Ron Howard is worth a look. With help from Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler, Howard reprises his roles from "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Happy Days" in support of Barack Obama.
"I've never done this before and I hope to never have to do it again," Howard says in the video. "But I guess you could say I'm feeling pretty desperate these days."
Political writer Bob Geiger is the award-winning author of the Yellow Dog Blog and BobGeiger.com and specializes in coverage of the U.S. Senate. He won the 2005 Weblog Awards prize for Best New Blog and was a finalist in the Koufax Awards in 2005 for his column "I Know This Little Boy in New Orleans."
He is the coauthor of The Real McCain and his work has appeared in the San Francisco Examiner, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the New York Journal News. A contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Alternet, Bob also makes appearances to comment on Senate activity on many popular radio programs.