From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
Earlier we told you about the strange new Gravel videos. The campaign got back to us, and it turns out the campaign is behind them. Here's what Press Secretary Shaun Alexander Colvin, said:
"It's a personal statement rather than a usual political statement that you get from candidates. This message and this candidate are not just about rhetoric and promises or about being verbose. It's about a candidate looking you in the eye. He's laying himself out, exposing himself, showing who he is." "He's a man who'll look you in the eye. He could've been standing in the park making political statements and promises and such, and he's doing just the opposite. His message is out there. He's articulated it for a year. He's standing by his word. And giving you a chance to see who he is.
"The senator has very much an artistic spirit."
Colvin, who was a film major in college, then put on his film major hat.
"The beginning part of it is very interpretational. In metaphor, it would be the rock in the water and the ripple effect of the senator and his message and who he is, a man with an idea, who is little by little, day by day communicating that message.
"We are seeing a ripple effect from here in our offices in Arlington to communities across the country for his platform on Iraq and economic fairness. That metaphor is how a man spreads his message."