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Archive: June 10, 2007 - June 16, 2007

Obama Crush ... With Eyeliner

We thought the song of the summer was Rihanna's inspired and inescapable "Um-brel-la, ella, ella, eh, eh, eh ..." Boy were we wrong. It seems that "I Got a Crush ... on Obama," a music video posted on YouTube yesterday by "barelypolitical," a.k.a. Obama Girl, should easily take the cake...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 14, 2007; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Participating in the YouTube Debate

The debate among Democratic presidential candidates scheduled for July 23 will feature video questions from voters. Submit videos here. From YouTube, here are the some guidelines: * Be original -- choose your own approach. * Be personal -- your perspective is important. * Choose your focus -- you can...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 14, 2007; 9:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Walking With Obama

The Obama campaign clearly made an investment in having lots of video cameras out on their "walk for change" canvassing day. This compilation is just slick enough -- good sound, good editing -- and just rough enough -- it looks more casual, more authentic....

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 14, 2007; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

GOP Gains Ground on YouTube

Republican presidential candidates are gaining ground on Democrats in the YouTube arena. Neilsen//NetRatings announced earlier today that almost one-third of the total time users spent at YouTube watching campaign-related videos in April centered on Republican presidential candidates. That's up 21 percentage points from March, according to Nielsen, and it shows...

By | June 13, 2007; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

YouTube Joins the Debate

YouTube has been tight-lipped about how it was going to participate in its join debate with CNN in late July. Now details are coming out: They're going to take questions we, the people, have put up on YouTube and present them to the candidates. It's Prezconference. Bravo. Reports Ad...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 13, 2007; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dinner With Obama

Barack Obama will pick four donors at random and invite them to dinner with the candidate -- his treat, no mention of the menu. He says its their effort to keep the campaign building from the grassroots. It's also a good excuse to get publicity and skip the rubber...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 13, 2007; 9:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dorm Room Journalism

U.S. News has a nice feature today on our brother political video blogger, James Kotecki. James Kotecki's final semester of college was surely the most memorable. The 21-year-old international politics major at Georgetown University used the semester not to study intensely, party, or catch up on sleep but to...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 13, 2007; 9:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

20 Years Ago Today...

President Ronald Reagan at Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin -- June 12, 1987. Sound Bite: "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 12, 2007; 4:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bill Richardson's Third TV Ad

As Jeff Jarvis points out over at PrezVid, New Hampshire pollsters are attributing Bill Richardson's recent rise in Granite State polling to his new "Job Interview" commericals. The third in the series was released Monday, and it emphasizes Richardson's work to combat global climate change. Washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza analyzed the...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 12, 2007; 11:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

A New Chris Dodd Ad

Chris Dodd has a new commercial online -- your basic resume set to music:...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 12, 2007; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

YouTube Spin

An operative for a campaign sent me a link -- telling me not to attribute it to him -- for this video sniping at John McCain because his senior media adviser, Mark McKinnon, said he would quit, apparently to change sides, if Obama won the Democratic nomination: McCain McKinnon...

By washingtonpost.com Editors | June 11, 2007; 1:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

A New Kucinich TV Ad

The campaign of Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich has launched a new TV ad, and it's debuting YouTube-style. The ad uses the image of a gas price meter ticking away -- showing the price of oil, the number of U.S. soldiers killed and wounded in Iraq, the number of Iraqi...

By Ed O'Keefe | June 11, 2007; 1:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Mitt Romney Mashup

Somebody thinks the former Massachusetts governor is "hot hot." This clip uses the music video to the hit song "This Is Why I'm Hot" by Mims (Music Is My Soul) and juxtaposes Mitt Romney's head over one of the video's characters. Watch it below....

By Ed O'Keefe | June 11, 2007; 8:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

 

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