The First YouTube, Internet Election Campaign
2008, The first Internet Election Campaign
When current history is written 2008 may be known as the first Internet/YouTube election. Of all the candidates, Candidates, political junkies, dirty trick political operatives and advocacy groups of every type have recognized the growing influence and use of the Internet. Barack Obama took advantage of the Internet to raise an incredible number of small, individual campaign contributions and in the process gained the support of an army of young, enthusiastic campaigners. In 2008, the Internet and TV airwaves were rife with campaign videos, attack ads, many serious and some quite humorous. Some of the best of both kinds are linked below.
Listen to the Opera Version of Rumsfeld's "Unknown Unknowns"
- The Poetry of Donald Rumsfeld, Set to Music : NPR
Last year, Donald Rumsfeld's pronouncements from Pentagon briefings and media interviews were arranged into poems. Now those poems have been set to music. No, the defense secretary doesn't sing. That job falls to a soprano. Hear selections from The P