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Obama Girl is back and she's still got a crush

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   Sept. 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM  |  Updated Sept. 5, 2012 at 3:52 PM   |   Comments

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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Remember this?

"Crush on Obama," more commonly known as the Obama Girl video, has been viewed more than 25 million times. Amber Lee Ettinger, the model lip-syncing in the video, became an overnight internet celebrity. The video got widespread attention from the media as well, even getting a nod from Obama himself.

Ettinger caused a minor stir when, in June, she declined to say if she would be voting for Obama again in 2012. She was the face of the disillusioned young voter whose excitement for a historical candidate in 2008 waned in the harsh light of the realities of the presidency.

But Amber Lee Ettinger was just the face (and body) of the video. It was actually written and sung by Leah Kauffman, who has come out with a sequel tailor-made for 2012.

Called "Still Got a Crush On Obama," the new video stars Kauffman as herself, pulling for four more years.

Kaufmann also made a video explaining why she wanted to update the viral sensation for this year's election.

"Obama has created a lot of great changes over the last four years, and I hope he has a chance to influence the next four," Kauffmann says. But then she adss: "Even if you've got a crush on Mitt, don't forget to vote November 6."

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