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WASHINGTON--"Obama Girl" Amber Lee Ettinger is back with a new video, this time urging President Barack Obama "you better step up" if he wants her vote. Ettinger burst to fame in 2007 with her "Obama Girl" video, where Ettinger played a woman with a very big crush on Obama.

In the new video, released this week on YouTube's new PoliPop channel, Ettinger is in a takeoff of "Grease" with a bit of "Glee" thrown in titled "Glease."

"I better bone up if I ain't gonna lose," croons a singing and dancing man playing Obama--who looks more like Bill Burton, who runs the Priorities USA Obama allied superpac.

SERIOUS OBSERVATION: The spoof does highlight the work the Obama team has to do--and is doing-- to make sure the 2008 voters--who became hooked on the message of "hope" and "change"--stay with Obama in 2012.

In Milwaukee on Wednesday, Obama framed the stay-with-me argument this way: "But here's what I want everybody to remember. Over the last 23 months, businesses have added nearly 3.7 million new jobs. Manufacturing is coming back. Companies are starting to bring jobs back. The economy is getting stronger. The recovery is speeding up. We're moving in the right direction. And now we have to do everything in our power to keep our foot on the gas. And the last thing we can afford to do is go back to the same policies that got us into this mess."

FLASHBACK: I had a chance to meet the "Obama Girl," actress and model Amber Lee Ettinger in July, 2007.

(photo courtesy Lynn Sweet)

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