Tuesday, April 03, 2012

"Obama Campaign Goes Left -- on YouTube" (with videos)

Ari Melber (The Nation), with videos:
If you glance at President Obama's official schedule, or his recent campaign activities, you see a busy president focused on governing and fundraising. But online, Barack Obama has begun to look more like a liberal candidate -- or at least like an incumbent with lots of liberal friends.

While the 2012 race is filled with talk of Super PACs and TV ads, the Obama Campaign is buoyed by an online video operation that remains unparalleled in American politics. The campaign generates more videos and, more importantly, more viewers than any other candidate. At 178 million total views, for example, Obama's YouTube channel currently has 30 times that of Gov. Romney. And lately it has become a key avenue for Obama to make distinctly liberal appeals. MORE...

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