by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 10/29/12, 09:45 am
By now, practically every American with a political bone in his or her body has seen or heard of the Obama campaign ad featuring Lena Dunham (if you haven’t, see the video clip below). Shrugging, simpering, sending coy looks to the camera, Dunham insinuates a comparison between voting and sex: “Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy.” The great guy being the president, the other half of Dunham’s “first time.” After a few days online, the ad went to prime-time buys on cable channels, raising a predictable ruckus.