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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

YouTube and the Govenor's Race

I live in Illinois and we're getting ready to elect a governor. If you don't know, our last govenor, George Ryan, was just convicted (of lots of things) and is getting himself sent to prison for 31/2 years. Couple that with Chicago politics, and we've got one big mess in Illinois.

Anyway, one of the candidates is Judy Barr Topinka, George Ryan's former Treasurer. You can only imagine the television ads....

But guess what? You don't have to imagine them, because these adds are now on YouTube. Take a look if you have a chance-they just hammer Topinka, and deservedly so.

ABC News in Chicago downplayed the significance of these movies on YouTube because they claim that most YouTube viewers are of non-voting age. Well, guess what? They soon will be, and I'm not so sure their hypothesis is correct anyway, given the data we all saw about YouTube. I spend a lot of time on YouTube myself, watching videos of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan-stuff like that...

First it was blogging and its impact on politics, now its YouTube.


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