Karen Russel (Huffington Post):
Howie P.S.: Karen Russel saw Obama in Seattle last week (with her dad Bill the basketball star)and I believe she lives around here.
If you are running for president, how do you respond intelligently and effectively to "tribute videos and ads," like the new risqué "I Got A Crush.... On Obama" video? Should a campaign always distance itself from these types of ads or videos? Is "no comment" and "we didn't do it" the only viable responses to voter generated ads?
"I Got A Crush...On Obama"
Apparently Obamagirl missed the new "smart girls" like Obama and "girls with needs" like Hillary poll:Clinton is drawing especially strong support from lower-income, lesser-educated women -- voters her campaign strategists describe as "women with needs." Obama, by contrast, is faring better among highly educated women, who his campaign says are interested in elevating the political discourse.
If you ran a presidential campaign, what would you do? Will voter generated content always be a lose-lose for campaigns? How can campaigns handle and perhaps harness the power of voter generated content? Are these ads and videos better than what the pros are creating? What say you?