California Primary Music: Obama Sorta Sings Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe”

“Sexy and I Know It” might have been an inspired choice, but this is just uncomfortable: YouTube videobombers Baracks Dubs just released a new clip of President Barry singing/talking the word's to Carly Rae Jepsen's cherry-lipgloss-flavored hit, “Call Me Maybe,” and hoo boy. The video work itself is impressive, of course — how they found the words “ripped jeans/ skin showing” coming out of the President's mouth is beyond us — but this 1:47 seconds of Obama montage only sticks our faces back into the annoying (and ever-present) lilt of Jepsen's hit. The Leader of the Free World does give the chorus refrain some serious gravitas, though. And on the day of the California Primary, maybe having Obama sing-talking “I just met you/ and this is crazy/ but here's my number/ so call me maybe” will help him capture that ever-elusive youth vote.

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