News: The presidential election is only 2 days away after a long campaign. I will soon be making my selection for the best campaign videos and speeches on YouTube posted by the presidential candidates. If you have any suggestions, please comment. Below are a few of the categories, but I will be adding some more.
1. Best message ad defining the candidate
2. Best “negative” ad defining opponent
3. Best speech
4. Best user generated or amateur ad
5. Funniest ad
6. Best “gotcha” moment
Barack Obama expresses his appreciation of Powell’s endorsement:
2 minute ad.
At 72 years old and after an unsuccessful bid 8 years ago against George W. Bush, John McCain reaches the top of his party’s ticket and accepts the Republican nomination for president.
The editing at the end with the signs is cool.
DNC: Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson leads “Pledge of Allegiance” + Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson sings national anthemAugust 29, 2008
84,000 in attendance on this historic night.
And submit a video answering the question:
“Why are you a Republican in 2008?”
“Why are you a Democrat in 2008?”
The 5 most creative and compelling videos will be selected by each Convention committee, and YouTube users will vote for the winner.
The deadline for submission is AUGUST 1 – so submit your video today!
For photos from the event, click here.
Wow, the Clinton camp is pulling out all the stops. (more)
“I began my presidential campaign here to remind the country that we, as citizens and as a government, have a moral responsibility to each other, and what we do together matters. We must do better, if we want to live up to the great promise of this country that we all love so much.
“It is appropriate that I come here today. It’s time for me to step aside so that history can blaze its path. We do not know who will take the final steps to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, but what we do know is that our Democratic Party will make history. We will be strong, we will be unified, and with our convictions and a little backbone we will take back the White House in November and we’ll create hope and opportunity for this country.”
Analysis: John Edwards was the first candidate to announce his bid for the presidency in 2008. He did so on YouTube first, while working to rebuild New Orleans–with his own hands. Below is that video. Edwards provided a strong voice for the poor of this country and took a courageous stand on not receiving money from lobbyists. My guess is that the timing of his departure — before Super Tuesday next week –may be intended to help Barack Obama do better against Hillary Clinton.