Obama and McCain battle it out on YouTube

The nature of the medium has changed the tenor of the message. Two videos posted this month to YouTube show the power and potential impact of online messaging. The first is will.i.am’s inspirational probama (pro-Obama) video which has attracted millions of people with its moving subtext, great music, beautiful celebrities and grass-roots, folksy nature.

The truly transformative power of Internet messaging is its ability to level of the playing field and allow all voices to be heard. Seizing on this power, a group of political activist supporting John McCain, have posted an inspirational and moving video of their own. While lacking some of the production qualities of the will.i.am video, its another moving example of how the Interent is giving voice to impassioned, but previously voiceless Americans.

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3 Responses to Obama and McCain battle it out on YouTube

  1. Rigg says:

    Alot O’ Obama out there. Personally, I know what all of the Hub Bub is about; I am just not buying it. You might like to read more about Obamanizers in my post about Obama titled, “Obama Fruit, Not so Sweet” at:

    http://riggword.wordpress.com/

    Check it out and let me know what you think.
    I’ve been reading your blog for a while now,
    thanks for your words and your time.

  2. J.B says:

    You do realize that the McCain video is actually anti-McCain and just satire?

    Sarcasm doesn’t translate well on the internet.

  3. Siddiq Bello says:

    J.B. I did notice… the performers making facing and saying “awww come-on” while he made comments was a give away for me.

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