Barack Obama is no match for John McCain, at least on YouTube!August 7th, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate John McCains brutal yet entertaining attack ads and Web videos mocking the press and Democratic presidential opponent Barack Obama has become a huge hit on YouTube.
McCain has beat Obama’’s channel for seven straight days and 11 of the past 14 days, in a signal he intends to compete for the votes on the video sharing site vote.
I want to know who he hired. They went from recycling their TV ads to like putting out these witty shorts, The Washington Times quoted David Burch, marketing manager for TubeMogul, as saying.
The McCain campaign said it was simply a decision to have fun with commercials, like the Celebrity ad released last week that compared Obama to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, and The One Web ad that mocks the adulation from Obama supporters and compares the Democrat to Moses as he parts the Red Sea.
The videos were linked on key sites such as the Drudge Report and broke into mainstream coverage through television and celebrity blogs, expanding viewer ship to people McCain has never reached before.
I think we knew it would draw some attention. I don”t think we knew it would be as big a hit on YouTube, said spokesman Brian Rogers.
But not all found the Republicans ads funny, it drew a rebuke from Miss Hilton’’s mother, who is a McCain campaign contributor, and other Republicans have expressed their feeling of it being beneath McCain. (ANI)
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