Good Morning America Appearance
Posted by Joe M. Turner | TurnerMagic.com on October 23, 2008
I had a surprise this morning when I was informed by a friend that she had seen me on Good Morning America. It was in a story about “Joe the Plumber” and the effect that this iconic everyman has had on the election.
Now I don’t discuss politics on this blog, because neither your nor my political leanings are relevant to whether I will do a great job speaking or entertaining for you at your event. I’m sharing this experience because it illustrates an interesting point about linking the performance of magic to a message… whatever the message may be.
A few days ago, the McCain-Palin campaign invited supporters to submit videos about why they are like “Joe the Plumber” – and this morning, Good Morning America did a story about the effect of “Joe the Plumber” on the election. The story referenced the McCain video project, and a short but magical excerpt from my video was included in the story.
Here’s a link to the ABC story – I’m on about 33 seconds from the end.
Here’s a link to the original video I submitted to the McCain campaign:
I hope you enjoy watching both of them.