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Edwards Debate Video Leading The Pack

As of 4 p.m. ET Tuesday, it looks like John Edwards' "Hair" video submission for Monday night's debate is proving most popular on YouTube.

The video is set to the song "Hair" and plays off the recent back and forth about the cost of Edwards' grooming, a subject his campaign says the media has focused to the exclusion of substantive issues. The Edwards YouTube video asks the question, "What Really Matters?" It's been viewed 45,306 times on YouTube.


Sen. Barack Obama's ad, "Join Us," is more of a straight campaign commercial. It's set to a fast-moving rock ballad, uses sound of a recent Obama speech, and focuses on the Iraq war, the environment, and his general theme of change. So far it has received 9,339 YouTube views.

As for Sen. Hillary Clinton, her ad, called "By The Numbers" was made by California supporter Zach Goode. It's been watched 5,685 times on YouTube.

Yes, we know: this is an unscientific assessment of the video's popularity. But it is a neat snapshot of how well the videos are being received by online voters. The videos are also available for viewing on the Clinton, Edwards, and Obama Web sites, but we have no way of independently verifying how many times they have been watched on those sites.

Make sure to also watch the video submission of candidates Biden, Dodd, Gravel, Kucinich, and Richardson.

-- Ed O'Keefe

By Ed O'Keefe |  July 24, 2007; 4:28 PM ET Barack Obama , Debates , Hillary Rodham Clinton , John Edwards
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What difference does it make? It is his money. He didn't ask us to pay for it.

Posted by: Patricia A. Cox | August 9, 2007 2:12 PM

A Vertigo Films release of an Isle of Man Film, Baker
Street, U.K. Film Council presentation, in association
with North West Vision and BBC Films, of a Magic Light
Pictures production. (International sales: Beyond
Films, Sydney.) Produced by Martin Pope, Michael Rose.
Executive producers, Steve Christian, Keith Evans,
Steve Jenkins, Christopher Moll, Paul Trijbits.
Directed, written by Neil Hunter, Tom Hunsinger.

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