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Archive: May 20, 2007 - May 26, 2007

Winning YouTube Strategies

I'll admit I laughed when she sat down to the webcam for her YouTube Spotlight video asking for help chosing a campaign song. But Hillary Clinton's viral strategy works. Humor (a proxy for humanity), entertainment, and mixing it up with the real people made her videos a hit. And...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 26, 2007; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (59)

CNN Encourages Other Networks to Follow its Lead

While advocates wait and see if other television networks will lift copyright restrictions on presidential debate video, CNN is allowing unrestricted use of the video of its two upcoming debates. The network's political director, Sam Feist, says his network didn't need any convincing from outside groups. "We view presidential debates...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 24, 2007; 3:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hillary's Song

Hillary mashes up some of the responses to her YouTube request for advice on picking a campaign song. Cute bit. And she turns in a better performance here than she did last week. Still -- comedy is tough. "Advice for Hillary" video responses here....

By Ed O'Keefe | May 24, 2007; 10:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

Agreements With Networks on Debate Footage Expected In Next Two Weeks

Stanford University professor Lawrence Lessig, one of the people leading talks with television networks to lift restrictions on video of presidential debates, says he expects an agreement from more than one network to lift restrictions in the next two weeks. "My sense is that there's an initial interest, and people...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 23, 2007; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Mobilizing for "Macaca"

Kos gives orders to his troops, telling them to record every moment of every Republican candidate's appearances: Every appearance by a top Republican official or candidate should be recorded. Every one of them.All it takes is one "Macaca" incident to transform a race or create one where one didn't...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 23, 2007; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (1)

PostTalk: White House Counselor Dan Bartlett

In this week's edition of "PostTalk," Dan Bartlett, a longtime aide to President Bush, spoke with The Washington Post's Dan Balz and washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza about the immigration reform deal, the fired prosecutors scandal involving Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, the Iraq war, and 2008 presidential campaign politics. Watch the first...

By Ed O'Keefe | May 23, 2007; 8:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

McCain Jabs Romney on Immigration

On a conference call with reporters, GOP presidential candidate John McCain nails Mitt Romney with a couple of quick jabs over the latter's opposition to the proposed immigration bill: "In the case of Governor Romney, you know, maybe I should wait a couple of weeks and see if it...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 22, 2007; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (19)

Obama Gets Real

We've been critical of Barack Obama (D) for saying little in his videos, handing over the stage to his cheering audience. This one is a step in the right direction. At a town hall in New Hampshire, he answers a simple question -- his first three priorities in office...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 22, 2007; 8:12 AM ET | Comments (1)

Richardson's Formal Announcement

New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has been in the hunt for the Democratic nomination for months, but he made it official today in Los Angeles when he formally announced his candidacy for president. Richardson also released video clips of the announcement in English and Spanish. Sound Bite: "My experience...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 21, 2007; 5:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

Romney Ad: "Secure Our Borders"

In his latest ad, released following the announcement of the proposed immigration legislation, Mitt Romney (R) says "Legal immigration is great, but illegal immigration -- that we've got to end. And amnesty is not the way to do it." Viewer Discretion Advised: In close-ups, Romney looks as bright and...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | May 20, 2007; 5:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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