YouTube role grows as U.S. election nears

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  1. Vikingod

    Vikingod Int'l Fish Liaison

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    In 2004, YouTube didn't exist. Three years later, politicians have learned to fear and revere the video-sharing Web site that has become a vital part of the campaign for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

    From rapid dissemination of political blunders, often with funny tunes, to a new wave of music videos featuring scantily clad women singing the praises of their presidential favorites, YouTube.com has sparked a new interest in politics.

    More than 2.5 million people have viewed "I've Got a Crush...On Obama" about Democratic Sen. Barack Obama since it was posted last month. A rebuttal video of women fighting over Obama and leading Republican contender Rudy Giuliani has been watched more than 500,000 times in four days.
     
  2. ZzzombieBunny

    ZzzombieBunny Cake or Death?

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    lol, im sure Plato is turning in his grave...

    but in all honesty, i wouldnt be surprised if several thousand of who watched the vids actually end up voting for Obama. Its a scientifically proven fact that beautiful women make whatever they are promoting feel more appealing. Surprisingly enough ads with beautiful women are actually equally effective for both genders.
     

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