Director Ron Howard who to those of us of a certain age was Richie from Happy Days and to those with a bit more gray was Opie from The Andy Griffith Show has teamed up with former co-stars Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler to reprise his most famous roles in a pro-Obama video."> Ron Howard’s Pro Obama Video Epic
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Ron Howard’s Pro Obama Video Epic

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Thursday, October, 23rd, 2008, 2:22 pm

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ImageDirector Ron Howard who to those of us of a certain age was Richie from Happy Days and to those with a bit more gray was Opie from The Andy Griffith Show has teamed up with former co-stars Andy Griffith and Henry Winkler to reprise his most famous roles in a pro-Obama video.

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As you can see, the video is funny, but not too heavy handed. Howard said that he has voted for both Democrats and Republicans in the past, but in 2008 he feels that the country needs change. As he put some people will label as part of liberal Hollywood, but I think that his video shows that the notion that this nation is on the wrong path extends from sea to sea. Did you really think that you would ever see Andy and Opie, or Richie and the Fonz again?

This was a lighthearted video that as Howard said was designed to get people to take 5 minutes and think about the choices in this election. Maybe it is because I am getting a little older, or maybe I just need a break from all the negativity in this campaign, but this video made me laugh, and I think it is a great way to spend a couple of minutes of your time. I am starting to get to the point where videos like this are an oasis in a desert of endless political ads.

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