Girls creator and star Lena Dunham recalls her first time voting in a new ad endorsing President Obama. She also urges young female voters to make their “first time” with someone who cares about women’s rights.
“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody,” Dunham says. “You want to do it with a great guy … Someone who really cares about and understands women. A guy who cares whether you get health insurance, specifically whether you get birth control.”
Dunham then asks voters to think about how they’ll spend the next four years, and says, “In college-age time, that’s 150 years.” At the end of the ad, Dunham recounts how “amazing” her first time voting for Barack Obama was.
The edgy ad has conservative groups all in a flutter.
Neoconservative New York Post columnist John Podhoretz called the ad an “unwise political move.” He then said that he was a “great admirer” of Dunham’s, but doesn’t think “appealing to undecided voters in the Midwest is in her skill set.”
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