Aussie PM John Howard runs election campaign on YouTube

October 24, 2007

News:  Australian Prime Minister John Howard has already posted seven videos on YouTube in his capacity as Prime Minister.  Now, he’s running his re-election campaign on YouTube, too — altough so far the video has received only 8,000 views.  (By contrast, Ron Paul in the US election gets over 85,000 views on average per video.)

Analysis: Hmmm.  Is it possible that YouTube will help to decide the next leader of both the United States and Australia?  All of the US presidential candidates have their own channel on YouTube (with Ron Paul in the lead).  It will be fascinating to watch if there’s a single “YouTube moment” that shapes the entire campaign.