Editor | Peter Bowen
Election '08 Top Viral Videos
Posted October 09, 2008
Every day people who should otherwise be working (like myself) furiously email each other links to the latest viral election ‘08 videos? Did you see what Palin did this time? Have you checked out the newest Tina Fey comedy coup? And have you seen the “oh no he didn’t” McCain spot? To keep abreast of the internet battle for the hearts and minds of the American public, there are several sites maintaining a rooster of the latest (and greatest) viral videos.
The Viral Video Chart keeps a list of the “Top 20” Election ’08 videos." While most tend to be pro-Obama (or rather anti-McCain/Palin), some like the “Dear Mr. Obama” speaks elegantly for the Republican point of view. At About.com, “Best Spoof Videos of Campaign 2008” demonstrate why in this election year, tragedy and comedy are so closely linked. This site offers, of course, the Tina Fey collection (“Katie, I’d like to use one of my lifelines..”), fake presidential candidate Paris Hilton getting advice from the great fake president Martin Sheen, and the infamous “Homer Simpson Votes for Obama.” At Alternet, you can find “The 10 Most Talked-About Election ’08 Viral Videos” for consideration. And GodTube.com offers viral videos, which, while not technically partisan, provides its own divine slant on current politics.