Obamagirl Has Obama in Range in Denver

Aug 27, 2008 11:38pm

ABC News’ Nitya Venkataraman reports: On the ground in Denver, "Obamagirl" is keeping her fingers crossed that one day soon she’ll cross paths with the Illinois senator on whom she famously crushed.

"I haven’t really been plotting it," Internet sensation Amber Lee Ettinger says of any future meeting.

"I know 100 percent how busy he is and I don’t expect to meet him this week or anytime soon."

And she’s got respect for the missus. "I would love one day to meet him and Michelle, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed," she says.

Fresh off a new video where Obamagirl travels back in time to advise a young "Barry" Obama on what life has in store for him, on assignment in Denver for Buzzwire’s "DNC 2008" mobile channel, Ettinger stopped in at the new media Big Tent to visit with the bloggers who helped launch her to stardom last year as the lovestruck Obamagirl, pining away for the Democratic presidential nominee in her YouTube video, "I’ve Got a Crush on Obama."

Ettinger, who famously sang in her third video to Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., "I know Obama’s gonna win it/but you’re sorta kind of stayin’ in it," offered praise to the New York senator tonight but stopped short of calling her a fellow Obamagirl.

Ettinger watched Clinton’s Tuesday night speech at the Democratic Convention in "bits and pieces."

"She’s great," Ettinger said of her crush’s primary season rival. "I have total respect for her. It’s always exciting to hear her talk."

After the conventions wind down, Ettinger is also headed into her own homestretch. Between the party circuit, television appearances, and the stream of fans approaching her for photographs and autographs, Ettinger has future Obamagirl videos to stand by her man, straight until the general election.

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