Wednesday, March 21, 2007

YouTube and Presidential Campaigning

The Chicago Sun-Times has an interesting article on a recent YouTube video that attacks Hillary Clinton and seeks to benefit Barack Obama. The video is a well crafted take on the George Orwell 1984 "Big Brother". The team around Obama have confessed that they have had nothing to do with the video, and admitted they're not sure they could have done one as well.

What is most intriguing, however, about the article in the Sun-Times is the suggestion that this will not only be the political phenomena of the 2008, but that it is "a new chapter in presidential campaigning." What a world we live in! Even something like YouTube can have an influence on the election of our president. If that is perhaps a bit of an overstatement it is at least safe to say that the internet has quickly brought about the most significant new expression of that beloved American democracy.

Check out the article here:,CST-NWS-sweet20.article


Blogger gary said...

YouTube can be what we make of it. The Hillary example is silly. If you're looking for informative, try this...


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