Web 2.0. presidential electionSunday, June 17, 2007 at 4:28 | Posted in Election, internet, Politics, USA, web 2.0., youtube | 1 Comment
Tags: Barack Obama, ron paul
Washington Post writes about the 2008 US presidential election as it is being covered by web 2.0. It is no surprise that the democrat presidential candidate with most hits in YouTube is Barack Obama. But it is a very big surprise that the most popular republican in YouTube is 71 year old Ron Paul who describes himself as “old-school,” “pen-and-paper guy”.
“To tell you the truth, I hadn’t heard about this YouTube and all the other Internet sites until supporters started gathering in them,” confessed Paul, 71, who said that he’s raised about $100,000 after each of the three debates. Not bad considering that his campaign had less than $10,000 when his exploratory committee was formed in mid-February. “I tell you I’ve never raised money as efficiently as that, in all my years in Congress, and all I’m doing is speaking my mind.”
So if it was up to web 2.0. the 2008 election would be between Obama and Paul. Here’s a YouTube ad from both of the favorites of web. 2.0. There is plenty of more where they came from.
By the way, did I mention that Ron Paul is number two Technorati search as I type this? He comes right after Youtube.