YouTube is now taking center stage in the 2008 election, with a recent ad blasting Clinton, which was created by “ParkRidge47.” It ends with a reference to Obama’s website. I won’t link to the ad itself, as my work’s web filtering justifiably blocks Youtube.com. But I’m sure you can find it, as 900,000 other people have. Obama’s people say they did not create the ad, and this is very interesting indeed.
The inmates are taking over the
The optimist in me wants to believe that this can only be a good thing. The pragmatist in me says that people will still gravitate toward the slickest, simplest (read: lies) ads that the people proffer. But one thing is sure, lies put forth by the R and D election machines won’t go without retribution from anyone with a vendetta and a video toaster. And no one can predict which YouTube video will become tomorrow’s viral outbreak of truth.
Perhaps some Campaign officials are rethinking their strategies.