The original Granny video "Granny off a Cliff" created quite a stir when it was released by The Agenda Project Action Fund in May 2011. The original video has over 300,000 YouTube hits, garnered 50+ million media impressions and is part of the American political vernacular. As The Washington Times reported,Not since Barry Goldwater was smeared in 1964 with the famous little girl with daisy and mushroom cloud TV ad has there been such bald-faced character assassination.
Granny has been instrumental in opening up the debate around Medicare and forcing Paul Ryan, members of Congress and other influential policy makers to talk in real terms about the implications of Paul Ryan's "Plan for Prosperity." The original video asks the question "Is America Beautiful Without Medicare?" sparking discussion on major news outlets across the country about how we value and care for the elderly and most vulnerable populations in this country.