Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Tom Tancredo YouTube Spotlight Video A Dud

Last week, I praised Tom Tancredo for being the first presidential candidate to open dialog on a touchy issue in a YouTube YouChoose Spotlight Video. Well, apparently I've underestimated the YouTube constituency. Only three people felt that illegal immigration was an important enough topic to engage on while the very same topic is by far the most heated and front-and-center on The Hill today. For Tancredo, a ballsy and important move has proven a dud. And it's not as if people just didn't watch it. It currently has over 300,000 views. It even has an insane number of text comments clocking in at nearly 1500, but mostly fluff. I wonder if this is an issue of anonymity? Are people afraid to show their faces? If that's true, where's that guy with the cowboy bandana? (Maybe he's too busy reading about himself at yourscenesucks.com. heh.) It's really a shame because the three responses given are some of the most personal ever offered up in YouTube politics. So as elections near, the truth of viral video will be revealed. Is this a medium for authentic and effective political discourse, or is it about as relevant as Campus Republicans? Let's take a look at the three brave respondents:

3 comments:

Jose said...

I am very disappointed because teamtancredo from you tube has removed my response video as you all can see, this is one of the very defects of Tom Tamcredo: Lack of transparency, by erasing key videos that go against his principles. Doesn't he spouse to practice freedom of speech, even though, the speech is not favorable. This is a tyrant like candidate.

Jose said...

Jose said...

I am very disappointed because teamtancredo from you tube has removed my response video. As you all can see, this is one of the very defects of Tom Tamcredo: Lack of transparency, by erasing key videos that go against his principles. Doesn't he suppose to practice freedom of speech, even though, the speech is not favorable. This is a tyrant like candidate.

philip marlowe said...

Jose:
If that's the case, i'm really sorry that happened to you. I wouldn't expect less from these politicians, but that doesn't make it right. If you're interested in posting your video to viralroots.com and writing an entry about it, please email us at viralroots@yahoo.com