Heather Graham stars in a new TV ad for the public option, put together by MoveOn.org. It's set at an outdoor track, and Graham supplies a juxtaposition to the fat, lazy, anti-competition representations of health insurance CEOs:
A 60-second version of the ad was emailed to MoveOn's supporters list, and the group will spend six figures airing the above version on national cable TV.
It's not the first time MoveOn has teamed up with celebrities to push for the public option, since the legislative debate began: see the Funny or Die video, starring Will Ferrell, Jon Hamm, and others, that MoveOn orchestrated in September.
The latest ad comes as most Americans support a public option according to recent polling data: a Washington Post/ABC poll released yesterday found that 57 percent support the public option, while 40 percent oppose it. Current plans in Congress (where, most observers speculate, a public option won't be endorsed) are narrowly opposed by most Americans, according to recent surveys.