The 2008 Presidential Election has been called The YouTube Election for the amount of coverage it has received through internet video. YouTube videos have been credited for aiding all of the candidates, most notably Ron Paul and Barack Obama. Here are some of the videos that made this the YouTube Election.
1. â€œChuck Norris Approvedâ€: Mike Huckabee says, â€œMy plan to secure the border, two words: Chuck Norris.â€
2. â€œJon Stewart to Mitt Romney: F You!â€: After Mitt Romney says that continuing his campaign would be like â€œaiding a surrender to terror,â€ Jon Stewart of The Daily Show drops the F bomb on him.
3. â€œHow Do We Beat the Bitch?â€:
In reference to Hillary Clinton, a female John McCain supporter asks him â€œhow do we beat the bitch?â€ After the room bursts into laughter, McCain responds with â€œcan I give the translation?â€ and â€œthatâ€™s an excellent question.â€
4. â€œYes We Canâ€: Will.i.am of Black Eyed Peas fame got together a celebrity line up to sing and perform some of Barack Obamaâ€™s most inspiring quotes alongside the candidate himself.
5. â€œVote Differentâ€: Hillary Clinton is portrayed as Big Brother in George Orwellâ€™s 1984. This video is a mashup of footage from an Apple ad that introduced the Macintosh in the year 1984, which can also be found on YouTube.
6. â€œSuper Obama Girlâ€: Chuck Norris, Bill Clinton and John McCainâ€™s mother all get punched in the face by our half-naked hero. Also check out â€œIâ€™ve Got A Crush on Obama,â€ the music video which skyrocketed Obama Girl to fame.
7. â€œHillary and the Bandâ€: Hillaryâ€™s past life as a rock star: â€œsome people called it, the comeback of the guitar solo.â€
8. â€œChanges â€“ Presidential Candidates Feat. Bowieâ€: Montage of candidate speeches cut to the lyrics of David Bowieâ€™s â€œChanges.â€ This video points out how every candidate in this election is promising change.
9. â€œRon Paul on Fox & Friends (PT.1of 2) 12-18-07â€: Ron Paul is asked if he thinks a Huckabee Christmas ad that subversively puts a cross in the background is appropriate. Paul responds by implying that Huckabee may be advocating a form of fascism.
10. â€œObama to Hillary: I look forward to you advising meâ€: In a debate before the Iowa caucus, Barack Obama is questioned about his limited foreign policy experience and how choosing many former Clinton advisors as his own will differentiate him from other candidates. Hillary laughs out loud. Obama responds by telling Hillary, â€œI look forward to you advising me,â€ and answers the question.