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Feb082012

Obama 'Crush' Over? 'Obama Girl' Now 'Undecided'

Joe Corrigan/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- As the 2012 presidential race ramps up, Amber Lee Ettinger, known as the viral video star 'Obama Girl' during the 2008 campaign, is looking for a comeback.

The girl who had the "biggest crush on Obama" in 2008 is planning to resurface this time around to support her man one YouTube hit at a time in his bid for re-election.

But while the Obama Girl character will always stand behind Obama, Ettinger said her support for the president has faded over the past four years.

"I always will feel like I have a connection to him, but this time around I am still undecided about who I will vote for," Ettinger told ABC News.

Ettinger, who recently moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, said that her Obama Girl gig has upped her name recognition but has also closed some doors.

"If you're on YouTube, some people don't see you as an actress," she said.

In a 2010 interview, Ettinger said she would give Obama a B-minus because he was "doing OK" as president. The YouTube sensation said she would have liked to see Obama focus more on jobs and the economy instead of health care reform, which she told the New York Post was, "definitely a distraction because of the economy being as bad as it is."

Despite Ettinger's skepticism, Obama Girl has already re-emerged in 2012. In a video released last month, Obama Girl appears as a spoofed version of the lead character in "Girl With a Dragon Tattoo" and sabotages the GOP candidates' presidential campaigns.

Ettinger said there's "definitely" more to come on the YouTube front for the 2012 campaign .

"As this election starts heating up all the excitement has started to grow again," Ettinger said. "People kind of want to see what [Obama Girl] is up to."

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