Obama girl v. McCain girl

July 26, 2008

McCain ads against Obama gain viewers on YouTube

July 23, 2008

News: This week, the McCain camp has launched a series of ads against Barack Obama. Compared to McCain’s earlier videos, these videos appear to be doing very well on YouTube, getting thousands of views. I hope to get another full report on the candidates’ videos on YouTube in the near future.

Obama Love ad mocking the media for coverage of Obama

“Pump” ad blaming Obama for high gas prices

Troop funding ad against Obama

Iraq video against Obama

YouTube holds contest to attend Democratic and Republican National Conventions

July 11, 2008

Go to:


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!

Barack Obama beats John McCain in popularity on YouTube by a landslide

June 25, 2008

News:  I’ve just published my Fifth Report analyzing the videos of the presidential candidates on YouTube.  Barack Obama continues to beat John McCain in popularity on YouTube by wide margins.

You can view and download the report by clicking here.

Barack Obama announces he won’t use public campaign finance

June 19, 2008

Barack Obama now No.1 candidate on YouTube

April 24, 2008

Go to my report.

Saturday Night Live spoof of Hillary Clinton “3 am” phone call negative ad

March 9, 2008

Video over at The Utube Blog 2.0, www.theutubeblog.net.  Hilarious skit, one of the funniest in recent memory.

New Obama will.i.am video: “We are the ones”

March 2, 2008

More plagiarism allegations for Obama

February 21, 2008

Bill Clinton stands up to heckler in Ohio

February 19, 2008

Barack Obama on “just words” response to Clinton

February 18, 2008

Hillary Clinton 2nd attack ad on Barack Obama

February 17, 2008

Hillary Clinton attacks Barack Obama

February 14, 2008

will.i.am, “Yes we can” song for Barack Obama

February 8, 2008

Five days, over 2 million views.

Kennedys endorse Obama

January 28, 2008

News: Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK, and Senator Ted Kennedy have officially endorsed Barack Obama. Caroline’s endorsement of Obama yesterday in the NYT op-ed was very moving: She described Obama as the only person she has witnessed in her lifetime who could be a “President Like My Father.” That’s a remarkable statement from a remarkable woman.

Ted Kennedy still knows how to deliver a speech!

Caroline Kennedy endorses Obama


Barack Obama victory speech in South Carolina

January 27, 2008

Is President Bill Clinton completely out of control?

January 24, 2008

It seems beneath the dignity of a former President of the United States to be the attack dog in a political campaign.  I don’t remember President George H.W. Bush playing that role for his son.

Clinton and Obama throw off the gloves in South Carolina

January 22, 2008

News:  Senators Clinton and Obama took major shots at each other during the CNN South Carolina debate.  Things got ugly.

President Bill Clinton falls asleep during MLK service

January 22, 2008

The Utube Blog study: Ron Paul still rules YouTube, but Huckabee makes a surge

January 9, 2008

The Utube Blog study on Presidential Candidate Videos on YouTube–click to download

News: You can download from the link above my latest report on the use of videos on YouTube by the presidential candidates. The study was completed before the New Hampshire primary.

Analysis: Here are my 3 key findings:

(1) Republican candidate Ron Paul continues to be, by a wide margin, the most popular candidate on YouTube, in terms of the average number of views per video (105,908 views per video) and the number of subscribers to his YouTube channel (42,858). He also has the most total views (9,320,763) on YouTube for any presidential candidate (although he does not have the most viewed single video on YouTube—Mike Huckabee does).

(2) Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has experienced a dramatic growth in the popularity of his videos during November and December 2007. He jumped from close to the worst in average number of views in October 2007 to the second most views per video by January 4, 2008, with 27,818 views per video. Most impressive of all is the fact that Huckabee is the first candidate with a video that has generated over 1 million views on YouTube.

(3) Finally, as the primary season has begun, the candidates’ YouTube videos have seen a huge increase in the number of views than in previous months.

Saturday’s YouTube videos from the candidates in New Hampshire

January 5, 2008

News: I hope to have another official report on the popularity of YouTube videos of the presidential candidates soon. There’s been a lot of movement, especially by Mike Huckabee. You can view my past reports here. In the meantime, I will be posting the campaign videos of the key contenders each day until the New Hampshire primary. Here are Saturday’s videos:


John Edwards

Barack Obama


Ron Paul

Mitt Romney

Barack Obama victory speech in Iowa

January 4, 2008

“This defining moment in history.” Nearly twice as many voters showed up this year than in 2004. 56% were first time caucus-goers.  If you want to watch the version shown on TV with distracting subtitles, it’s below:

YouTube to cover Iowa caucuses

December 21, 2007

News:  The Des Moines Register and YouTube will be soliciting videos from people on the Iowa caucuses as things unfold.  You can submit your video starting today.

YouTube videos to cover the New Hampshire primary

December 20, 2007

News:  YouTube and TV stations from Manchester and from Boston have announced a partnership for the New Hampshire primary.  People will be allowed to upload videos to the YouTube sites of the 2 TV stations for instant commentary on the primary.

Romney attacks Huckabee as soft on crime

December 18, 2007

Is there a subliminal cross in Huckabee’s Christmas video on YouTube?

December 18, 2007

News:   Mke Hucakabee just posted his latest YouTube video.  It’s a Christmas message.  Some cable news channel indicated that there’s a subliminal cross in the background next to the tree.  You be the judge.

Chuck Norris endorses Mike Huckabee on YouTube — is he now the Republican front runner?

December 6, 2007

I used to be a political junkie in high school and a little in college. Not anymore these days. But I do think I have a modest skill in analyzing the political landscape. Several years ago, I told a friend of mine that Rudy Giuliani will be the front runner to get the Republican nomination. He said there’s no way the conservatives would back him, the guy had too much baggage and liberal leaning social policies. I said, 9/11.

Then, just several months ago, I suggested to another friend that Mike Huckabee has a chance on the Republican side. That was when the political pundits said that he had none. Well, today, Huckabee is leading the polls in Iowa. You heard that right, Huckabee is now on top in Iowa. And he’s surging in the polls nationally. Apparently, getting the endorsement of Chuck Norris helped.

Huckabee’s also surging on YouTube. His first video with Chuck Norris (see below) is, by my account, the only video on YouTube from one of the candidates, Republican or Democrat, that has received over 1 million views.

By the way, none of this post should be taken as my endorsement of any candidate.

Are Republican presidential candidates more popular than Democrats on YouTube?

December 2, 2007

News: The CNN-YouTube debate for the presidential candidates this past week was surprisingly good — much better in my book than the first Democratic debate. From the first question in which Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney questioned each other’s toughness on illegal immigrants, the debate exposed very sharp differences between the Republican candidates.

Within less than a week, the videos from the Republican debate have generated hundreds of thousands of views — far more than the videos from Democratic debate (which have been on YouTube for four months). If you look below, the Republican debate videos dominated YouTube’s “Most Viewed” videos for the past few days.



Analysis: Bravo to CNN and Anderson Cooper. I criticized you soundly for botching the Democratic debate with gimmicks and favoritism. Much better this time around.  Some excellent questions and revelatory moments.  The number of views on YouTube confirm how good the debate was.

The Dick Cheney question was asked during YouTube debate

November 29, 2007

Hey, I predicted one of the questions that would be used last night from among the thousands submitted. Here’s the Dick Cheney question.  Fred Thompson’s one-liner was hilarious!

Mitt Romney and John McCain fight over water boarding as torture during YouTube debate

November 29, 2007

They should show a video of water boarding.