Friday, August 31, 2007

Viral Video Of The Week

Okay, it's really obvious that Miss Teen USA South Carolina Is A Retard should be the viral video of the week, being that it's had 14 million views which has got to be some sort of record, but I just can't bring myself to do it. I can't. I can't and I won't. Last week, I saw Superbad in the theater. On the way out, I heard an old guy say, "Well, if that doesn't mark the demise of western culture, I don't know what does." Well, I know what does. And it's not Superbad. It's national TV doting on retards with killer tits and smiles. Oh, and there's President Bush, but that's a whole 'nother rant. Anyway, instead here's Keith Olbermann's Larry Craig Dragnet reenactment just because it's awesome:

Podium 08' by MSN

MSN has created a new site in an effort to navigate the matrix that is our various candidates and their respective stances on all the issues. Take a look for yourself at the newly dubbed Podium 08' site. Unfortunately, I'm not particularly impressed with it, as its only psuedo interactive and looks kinda hacky (check out the lame pixelated flowy flag in the background).

The site is set up so that you click on a candidate then click on a topic and three links associated with the candidate's stance on that topic pop up on the right. But I've notices a couple things.

a) There are only 7 topics available: Abortion, Economy, Environment, Health Care, Immigration, Iraq and Stem Cell Research. Yes, all these are very important, but what if want to hear their opinions on Education, Gun Control or why Criss Angel is such a douche kitten...then what do I do?

b) All the topics are in text and there are no embedded videos. But I dont want to have to click on an article to get re-routed to another link that has a video within that...common, help me out here, just put the videos on the site.

Overall, it kinda looks like it was built in 2001...which isnt a good thing. MSN, you can't just put up a site for the sake of putting up a site. Let's try to be a bit more progressive. Compare it to the YouTube YouChoose 08' site and judge for yourself on whether or not you like the set up.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Gmail: Behind The Scenes And Around The World

This is the new Internet.
Step 1: You gotta be Google.
Step 2: Post a single video on YouTube that conveys a concept and ask for submissions that elaborate on it.
Step 3: Watch the video spread virally around the world.
Step 4: Wait for the responses to come pouring in.
Step 5: Edit them together into one video.
Step 6: Disco. You have an original, entertaining and collaboratively created video promoting Google Gmail.

Google recieved 1100 clips from users in 65 different countries to create this video.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Where Have I Been?

No, not blogger's block, at least not yet. We have something new in the works that we'll be talking about in the next few weeks. It's taken away from my time to write open letters and in depth articles, but it will be worth it. In the meantime, check out what I've been reading:

-Republican Resurgence and the Myth of the Progressive Web?

-Why Mahalo, TechMeme, and Facebook are going to kick Google’s butt in four years

-Young(er) Voters going, going, gone?

-Beauty Pageant Contestant Gives It Another Shot

-Democrat Dodd's Office Burglarized

-The Web Changes How We Define Friendship

-Shelbinator has changed his YouTube Channel to ShelbinatorTV so check it out and check out

-There's a new site called Politifact that subjects all political speak to their Truth-O-Meter. Screenshot below.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Viral Video Of The Week

About six weeks ago, we marked the release of the iPhone with a special iPhone Edition of Viral Video Of The Week. In that short time, the below hacker boy wonder has managed to unlock the unlockable. He presents his iPhone unlocked and running on T-Mobile.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Ted Nugent Hates Obama And Hillary, There's A Shock

I don't know what's scarier. Some redneck jumping around on stage with machine guns or the crowd of rednecks cheering him on. Below, Ted Nugent quite eloquently invites Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to suck on the tips of his machine guns. Ted Nugent equals class.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

UFO HAITI: Viral Marketing Watch Averted

Whew. The daunting task of having to write another long-winded Viral Marketing Watch post has been averted. The recent release of the below video timed with the LA Times article 'It Came From Outer Space', led me to believe there might be another Simpsons-esque marketing situation on our hands. But alas, there is no brilliant corporate puppeteer out there, its merely a brilliant individual with some brilliantly utilized extra time on his hands - which has yielded the UFO Haiti and UFO Dominican Republic videos.

And according to David Sarno of the LA Times this isn't the first time he's done it. Sarno who tracked down this mysterious Frenchman (who prefers anonymity) learned that he made similar vids in the past which showcased UFO's over Brooklyn and Paris. But, while those failed to garner much attention, these have reached viral levels and the UFO Haiti and UFO Dominican Republic videos have garnered 2.6 million and 300,000 views respectively in the last couple weeks.

Word on the street is, the vids were made on a Mac and it took the mystery youtuber 12 hours to make the Haiti video - which for my money is really friggin solid. When Sarno got the creator on the phone, to prove he really created the vids, the Frenchman made the Naughty Granny vid (below) to prove it.

Okay, so its no Viral Marketing Campaign, but its a viral phenomenon regardless. Check it out:

Google Earth Launches Virtual Telescope: SKY

There is no bound to the far reaching ability of Google to influence the world. Their latest venture, which opened for business today, a platform called SKY has gone beyond the street level maps and conquered space - as in that black thing above the smog that we know nothing about - and by 'we,' I mean the normal non-Stephen Hawking civilians like yourself and that cube-mate sitting 4.7 feet away from you.

Sky, which utilizes third party images to map out the universe, allows users to view and navigate 100 million stars and 200 million galaxies. Its the latest step in the the tubes bringing information to the people. Low entry cost, an infinite array of information. Not that any of us were going to start studying astronomy while bored at work, but,, check out the demo below, its actually kinda cool.

Read the CNN article here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

An Open Letter To Mitt Romney

As we discussed previously, Mitt Romney is really putting himself at a disadvantage by not committing to the CNN-YouTube Republican Debate. And I kind of feel it's our communal responsibility to sell him on it. God bless James Kotecki for trying to appeal to Romney emotionally and sentimentally. But I prefer writing open letters. Like the one I wrote to Ron Paul.

Dear Mr. Romney,

Congratulations on the success of your campaign. You've won the Iowa Straw Poll and you're ahead of the pack on YouTube along with Dr. Paul. You're award winning smile was featured on the cover of TIME MAGAZINE where you looked like a President of the people.

It is for these reasons that I am confused by your decision to deny the people a chance to engage you on the CNN-YouTube Republican Debate. This is no doubt a great opportunity for you to connect with young people across party lines in a venue that will be witnessed by all walks of Americans. It's a chance to show off your charm, witt and ability to think fast when thrown curve balls. All necessary skills of a great President. No doubt, if such a format existed when George W. Bush was running for President, he would be spending his days as an elephant shaver in the circus instead of as an elephant shaver in the White House.

You see, there's this notion of the Digital Divide. But that's bullshit. It's a myth perpetrated by the hippies. There is no divide. Nothing on this planet is exempt or immune or unexposed to the effect of the digital domain. You see, Mr. Romney, you are an old man that thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic System of systems. One vast and inane, inter-made, interwoven, interacting, multi-varied, multinational series of tubes. It is the international System of the Internet that determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today. And if you meddle with the primal forces of the Internet, you're campaign will fail. Am I getting through to you, Mr. Romney? Because in this world, there is no version of this debate being optional. Just as there's no version of election day being optional. The revolution will be viralized, Mr. Romney. And not even you can stop it.

Warmest Regards,

Philip Marlowe
Private Detective/C-List Blogger

Monday, August 20, 2007

Is Gays For Giuliani Actually That Effective?

There's been a bit of buzz (here and here) in the blogosphere about the Gays For Giuliani commercial. It came out (hahah) the commercial actually is a Democratic opposition tactic orchestrated by Democratic activist Mike Rogers. But I gotta question: How effective can this oppo tactic possibly be? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this one. As we discussed previously, the working assumption is that any Republican supporting Giuliani knows what they are getting themselves into. It's obvious that Rudy Giuliani's morality already has a polarizing effect on Republicans. I fail to see how such a tactic at this juncture could embellish that. It seems hard to believe that Giuliani supporters or even those on the fence will jump ship after seeing this video. And even more hard to believe, that Republicans that do not support Giuliani would ever support him. To top it off, for all the noise people are making, it's exposure is clearly limited at best. The Gays For Giuliani campaign ad has had a mere 52,000 views over the course of the passed two weeks [CLARIFICATION: 52,000 views on YOUTUBE]. It seems to only be on the radar of the savvy fringe that sways left anyway. It seems they're preaching to the converted. In the grand scheme of things, there's no way this particular campaign even makes a dent. If anything, could it garner support from Democrats? That's reaching I know, but I'm just a little confused. If you go after Romney, you're at least going after a candidate that dominates the base. But Giuliani? It seems he'll never win over a percentage of the base and no opposition campaign will change that. I feel like this is significant only because it's the first attack of its kind for this political season. Not because it's a shining example of a successful attack campaign. I'd like to know what you think.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Viral Video Of The Week

It's always nice to find evidence of hope for this crazy world. Below is an example of how people are still using the Internet for things like, um, learning. You know, science and whatnot. It's telescope footage of the Perseid meteor shower and it's the #4 most viewed video of the week on YouTube just behind the Cheney video we discussed yesterday.

Up and coming viral: INSANE Wave Pool In Tokyo

Thursday, August 16, 2007

1994 Dick Cheney Interview

The most amazing thing about the Internet is its usefulness in not only preserving but indexing history. For instance, if you were Dick Cheney, and you made the following comments about invading Iraq, you'd probably go to great lengths to make sure no one ever comes across them again. But the nature of the Internet is such that old archived information can get buried, but once it's rediscovered, there's no stopping the viral machine. Below is 1994 footage of Dick Cheney talking about why we should NOT invade Iraq.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Half Hour News Hour - The Right Wing Alternative To The Daily Show - R.I.P

Fox dubbed it the Right-Wing alternative to the Daily Show, but it looks like the Half Hour News Hour has garnered about as much support as Qube TV.

“You can turn on any show and see Bush being bashed,” said creator Joel Surnow, producer of Fox’s 24. “There really is nothing out there for those who want satire that tilts right.” Unfortunately, as Fox has now learned, that’s because no one wants to watch that kind of satire...and TVNewser reports today that the HHNH has been canceled.

The first show guest-starred right-wing all-stars Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter as President and Vice President. Here's the clip from the preview (soon it will be all you can find on the program):

Think Progress article

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Republicans Still Left In The Internet's Dust

Here's an excerpt from yet another great article spelling out the poor state of Republican viralroots campaign efforts:

via The Politico:
-- According to, which tracks the surfing behavior of 10 million Americans across 1 million sites, online interest in the Democrats is way ahead of the Republicans. For example, for the week ended Aug. 4, the Democrats drew a whopping 66 percent of all the traffic to candidate websites.

-- In terms of donations online, the Democratic field reports raising more than $28 million, versus about $9.4 million for the Republicans. While we don't think you can meaningfully separate online donations from the rest anymore, even the reported differences are stark. Overall, the Democratic field has outraised the Republicans by $180 million to $117 million in the first half of 2007.

-- The number of small (under $200) donors to the Democratic field, 94,833, is 50 percent greater than the Republicans' 63,248, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics.
Keep reading at

Monday, August 13, 2007

Hillary Clinton: First Iowa TV Ad?

It just broke on the wire this morning that Hillary Clinton will be running her first TV ad in Iowa. This video called Invisibles just wound up on YouTube and It's gotta be the first Iowa TV Spot.
Reasons why this has got to be the Iowa TV spot:
1. Cowboy hats.
2. Not a minority in sight.
3. No Kentucky Fried Hillary accent.

CNN-YouTube GOP Debate Is A Go

Last night, Washington Post's The Trail reported that the CNN-YouTube Republican Debate is a go for November 28th. It is still unclear which candidates will be participating. Winner of this weekend's Iowa straw poll and frontrunner du jour, Mitt Romney is yet to confirm participation and quick to object to the format. "I think the presidency ought to be held at a higher level than having to answer questions from a snowman," says Romney.

Mr. Romney: Viralroots says you gotta go along to get along. Make no mistake, this election will be decided by a series of tubes.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Viral Video of the Week: Lions vs Buffalo vs Crocodiles

Our pick for the Viral Video of the Week is 'The Battle of Kruger.' As you may recall, this video was shot in Kruger National Park, South Africa and showcases a three way species war between Lions, Buffalo and Crocodiles. It's void of any slick's old school, and its real life drama, caught by a random guy on a vacation shooting video of big game - lucky enough to catch this three way war.

Since May, the video has accrued 10.6 Million views, which is staggering, but the more interesting thing is that today 86 blogs linked to the video, despite it being so old. The clip continues to garner Viral support and shows no signs of letting up. I wonder if it will hit the Real Life Simpson's Intro (16M views) level or the OK Go video level (20M views)? We'll keep monitoring. Check it out below if you haven't seen it.

View the recent linking phenomenon on the Viral Video Chart.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

YouTube YouChoose 08 Gets Facelift

The YouTube YouChoose landing page has been completely redesigned. Previously, one candidate would get pushed off onto a second page. Which sucked. Now, there's a great new interface that not only sorts candidates by party and has direct links to their introductory posts, but also allows you to sort by issue positions. The result is that instead of just compiling a huge and growing assortment of videos, the YouChoose landing page is now a useful application for seeking out video clips of candidates discussing specific issues that are meaningful to you. Check it out: YouTube YouChoose.

Eric Schmidt: Web 3.0 Is Viral Distribution Of Applications

You've heard it first. Eric Schmidt himself postulates that Web 3.0 will be a web of small, fast applications pieced together, gathering data from "the cloud" and distributed virally. Stores and distributers are cut out of the equation because we are the distribution network. We are also the developers, given the low barriers to entry. Rather, the development tools will be provided by Google and the like. While this isn't alone mind blowing, his concept reinforces my notion that big business, out of necessity, will make available professional content for retooling. That oughta undermine the "cult of the amateur."

Mudslinging... At Obama Girl... By Home Of Obama Girl

Okay, so I started to write something vaguely witty and offensive about BarelyPolitical and their new Romney Girls Attack Obama Girl video, but I just don't have the energy for it. Seriously, I can't deal. So watch the friggin video and make up your own observations. Or don't. I don't care.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Senator Lindsey Graham Poses with Controversial Sign - Wants to be like Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney is not the only one comparing Senator Barack Obama to terrorism. Check out this picture of South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham holding up a sign reading "Obama, Osama and Chelsea's Moma Say Cut and Run"

Seems a bit bold to pose in front of a sign like this, in this Viral age where photo's can be sent out across the electronic universe so instantaneously...especially when Mitt just got done having to explain himself for his sign. But if he's cool with it, whatever...I'm just gonna comment on it. Perhaps Lindsey's trying to show the world his Romney support? Nah...he's got a John McCain sign there with him too. Is he showing off his disdain for Democrats? Yes, clearly. Either way regardless of the message, he's late to the game and comes off looking unoriginal...maybe he should have added some glitter.

Check out the TMZ article here.

Jeri Thompson: Trophy Wife Or Web Pioneer?

A great article care of ePolitics:
Sunday’s fascinating Post profile of Fred Thompson’s wife Jeri contained a little glimpse of the Good Old Days of the early political Internet. Turns out, when they were first dating and her last name was still Kehn, she pitched him on a personal political website separate from his official Senate site:

On Aug. 5, 1997, Kehn sent Thompson’s Senate office a 12-page proposal to “design, develop, host and maintain a world-class multimedia Web site” at a cost of $45,000 per year. As her qualification for the contract, Kehn cited her job at a small Nashville firm that provided daily news summaries to health-care companies.

Two weeks later, Thompson’s staff sharply rejected the proposal, according to memos located by the Memphis Commercial Appeal in the Thompson Senate archives, stored at the University of Tennessee. “I consider this project technically vague and stunningly overpriced,” a staff member wrote.
Keep reading at

Monday, August 6, 2007

Viral Marketing Watch: 070829

There's a new viral marketing campaign out there. Let's call it 070829 because that's the URL of the website. It's strange cell phone or mp3 player esque images floating around on a black background with creepy sounds slightly reminiscent of THE RING. If you wait long enough, you get red lady lips over static. It's no doubt for some sort of portable device it seems most definately to be by Nokia and is most likely for the Nokia N81 as discussed here.

Rudy Giuliani: When Social Networks Strike Back

Funny story over at TechCrunch:
Another social networking embarrassment for a presidential candidate: Rudy Giuliani’s 17-year-old daughter Caroline supports Barack Obama for president over her father. Until this morning she was a member of the One Million Strong For Obama Facebook group, and lists her political views as “liberal.” Caroline removed herself from the group after Slate emailed her about it, but it remained in her newsfeed...
More and screen-cap at TechCrunch.

Mike Gravel's New Campaign Video: Think Different

Question: How long until Apple sues Mike "I'm Fuckin Nuts" Gravel for "confusing their customers" by using their "Here's To The Crazy Ones" poem in this recent campaign video? MasterCard went after Ralph Nader for his Priceless commercial for exactly that reason. Of course, the claim was tossed out because the commercial is what one might call a "parody" which is a form of expression protected by the first ammendment, but that didn't stop MasterCard for trying.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

An Open Letter To Ron Paul

Dear Dr. Paul,

Congratulations. As I'm sure you are aware, you're the only presidential candidate that I am yet to rag on. And I'd like to keep it that way, as I've never intended the Viralroots media empire to be just another second rate burn blog that rags on everyone for LOLs. See, ordinarily at this juncture, I would say something snarky and cruel in hopes that my dry humor lands me a new subscriber or two. But instead, I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and write you a letter imploring you to see the error of your ways and do your best to fix them.

My specific grievances have to do with your videos in the YouTube YouChoose Spotlight. In the text of your first video, you proclaimed yourself the "Internet's BFF." And over the months I've published statistics that support that claim. The fact is, I'm not aware of any candidate ever achieving such a level of success through a viralroots campaign as you. Your accomplishments are truly remarkable. Which is why I'd like to make you aware of two major missteps in your YouChoose Spotlight and am humbly asking you to correct them:

A) Why on earth would you allow a vacuous-eyed meat-head fratboy to introduce all of your spotlight videos? I mean seriously. There's never gonna be a rEVOLution when your poster-child looks like you picked him up from a Campus Republicans meeting. I swear I saw him on HotChicksWithDoucheBags last week. I beg you to lose this guy.

B) As the Internet's BFF, what on earth would possess you to use chopped up clips from what looks like a CSPAN-2 BOOK TV interview for the YouChoose Spotlight? I'm really confused. It seems that while candidate after candidate botched their time in the YouChoose Spotlight, you were making creative videos and engaging YouTube better than anyone else. You spoke to James Kotecki in his dorm room. You called out Rudy Giuliani. You posted humorous and enlightening clips from TV personalities like Bill Maher and Jon Stewart. You did a fantastic interview with Google. In other words, you did everything right. And finally, it's your turn to really shine and you posted a bunch of recycled crap. You don't talk to the YouTube constituency. You don't ask questions. You don't answer questions. Nada. Please, for the sake of this new political age, I beg you Dr. Paul, fix this. Go back to what works. You're good at it. No. The best at it. So please: Own it.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Warmest Regards,

Philip Marlowe
Private Detective/C-List Blogger

Friday, August 3, 2007

Viral Video Of The Week

I gotta say, it's been a rather slow week. iPhones are sooo two weeks ago. Transformers who? Obama Girl is damaged goods. What's a Simpson? Nope, seems like everything new with lots of views this week is either ripped from TV or involves country music. To find this week's Viral Video Of The Week, we had to globe trot all the way to Russia where some creative and ambitious students turned the side of their high-rise dorm into... TETRIS!

Iraq: Armed Robots Join The Front Lines

If you're one of those people that love asking rhetorically, "Why do they hate us?" then this video might give you a clue. I assure you, what you're about to see is real. This is neither a hoax nor satire on the American military complex. It's not a viral campaign for some new-world-order-big-brother movie. This is the real deal. These are actual remote-controlled, heavily armed robots being deployed in the streets of Iraq. And in the great tradition of dystopian sci-fi, they are equipped with failsafes and kill switches just in case they go, you know, haywire. But I shouldn't be so cynical because with these bad boys patrolling the streets, a troop withdrawal is closer than we all think.

Read more at Wired's Danger Room.

Poll: White Male Factor Helps White Male, John Edwards

Recent Rasmussen Reports polling shows that despite Hillary Clinton's lead in the Democratic Primary pack, she's behind John Edwards and Barack Obama in match-ups with Republicans. Today's poll puts Hillary Clinton neck and neck with Fred Thompson and Rudy Giuliani while a poll from last week puts John Edwards 11 points ahead against Fred Thompson and 7 points ahead against Rudy Giuliani. Even Barack Obama holds 6 point leads over both Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson, despite being a white male only in spirit. So when push comes to shove, is America ready for a female president, or just not Hillary?

Weekly Video Roundup

OMG, watch this clip of pro skater Jake Brown yesterday at the 2007 X Games Big Air competition. He completes a sick 720 degree crazy spin thingy over a humongous gap then proceeds to hit a massive quarter pipe, only to get absolutely crushed in an epic 50 foot fall... then walk away. Watch where his shoes go...

I had been looking for this video. Its rather dramatic...check it out:

As contender for this week's Viral Video of the Week, I nominate the Superbad trailer! Not that its the most watched video on YouTube this week, but more because it looks abso-fucking-lutely hilarious. I've heard from industry insiders that this is better than Knocked Up, which for my money was pretty friggin solid itself.

So, with 2 weeks to go before it even hits theatres I think its kinda nutty/awesome that this clip has clocked 400,000 views already and is sitting in the top ten most viewed YouTube video's this week. Dude, Evan punches the girl in the boob, that's cinema!

Manchester United Recruits 9 Year Old YouTube Phenom

9 year-old soccer prodigy Rhain Davis was recently recruited from Brisbane, Australia to the worlds most popular soccer team, Manchester United - based on video footage. After Rhain's grandfather sent Man U a 4 minute DVD clip of the young phenom juking the junk out of another team, he was immediately moved across the world to join their youth squad. Since then, the clip has been viewed nearly 1.4 Million times and Rhain's now being dubbed the next the age of 9! Ah, the power of YouTube, even connecting us to the land down under. Read the SI article here...but more importantly, check out this amazing lil' video below:

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Polling Passions: 49% Of Voters Emotionally Resistant To Hillary Clinton In the White House, Survey Says

Choosing a Presidential candidate to vote for in the Primaries is not the easiest decision in the world. Personally, I look for various cues, and they're not all ideological. For instance, one of the most important questions I ask myself is, will I sleep well at night with this candidate in the White House? Well, Resonance Technologies and Flimp Media have developed an emotionally based survey system that attempts to get passed ideology and uncover voter passion. Press Release:
Using a unique neuroscience-based methodology that quantifies the genuine passionate emotions that motivate or inhibit voter behavior, Resonance Technologies and Flimp Media released the first of a series of RezTech VoterTrends™ surveys that measure voter passions and motivations for the leading presidential candidates.
Two national voter passion surveys were conducted in April and June via the internet to a pool of over 100,000 voters measuring voters’ emotional reaction to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. In-depth survey data and nearly 1,000 specific voter comments were collected in response to the question:

What if Hillary Clinton is elected the next President of the United States? How would that make you feel?

A majority (51%) of the voters responded that they are “highly resistant” to the thought of Hillary Clinton as President while 28% responded that they would be “enthusiastic” about Hillary becoming President.
Resonance Technologies and Flimp Media have developed an incredibly breakthrough web application to showcase their results where, in addition to distribution graphs, you can actually view verbatim comments from respondents. Check out the Flimp Viewer microsite for the Hillary Clinton National Voter Passion Survey.
Future forward, there will be more RezTech VoterTrends passion surveys covering other presidential candidates. As of now, we can look forward to Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney.

Resonance Technologies and Flimp Media are "apolitical and do not support or receive funds from any of the candidates running for President." For more information about the companies, check out and

Congressman Calls President George Bush A Clown

Check out this video of North Dakota’s Rep. Earl Pomeroy calling President Bush a “clown.” For my money, the video is less groundbreaking for his comments, but more hilarious for how annoyed he gets with these two women bothering him on the streets of D.C. Stuck at a cross walk waiting for a light to change and left unprotected without staffers, Pomeroy gets so frustrated with these 'Grassroots America' women peppering him with questions about the impeachment of Bush, he can't help himself in his responses.

“Most of the people I represent think that’s (impeachment) a horrible idea. I’m a Democrat, and I can’t stand this president, but I’m to represent the people that I represent and they are against impeaching the president,” Pomeroy said while pointing and waving his arms. He goes on to say he "can't stand" Bush, amidst the exchange, check it out for yourself.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

YouChoose Roundup

  • John Edwards: Stop trying to make HAIR happen.
  • Dennis Kucinich: I like you, but why would you remind us that you're friggin 90? BTW, I like that you still wear that suit.
  • Barack Obama: Hip-Hop still scares voting-age white folk. Just sayin.
  • John McCain: Oh wait, nevermind. I forgot that we don't talk about you anymore.
  • Joe Biden: If you're gonna do David Letterman, go for the LOLs! But good job.
  • Rudy Giuliani: Congratulations. You sold out a coffeehouse. PS, can someone please tell me a) where South Carolina is and b) is that where DELIVERANCE took place?
  • Mike Huckabee: Contrary to popular belief, some us are, in fact, descended from monkeys. Why is that so bad?

Post CNN-YouTube Debate Poll: Hillary Clinton Nearly 2-1 Favorite

In the most recent Poll following the Cnn-YouTube Democratic debate, a Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll is showing Hillary Clinton's numbers climbing and Barack Obama's numbers falling.
via Reuters:
Forty-three percent of Democratic respondents said they preferred the New York senator and former first lady over other Democratic candidates in the 2008 contest, up from 39 percent in June, the poll showed.

That put Clinton even farther ahead of chief rival Obama, the Illinois senator who slipped from 25 percent in the June poll to 22 percent in July. Clinton and Obama have sparred in recent weeks, trading accusations last week over foreign policy positions.

The poll surveyed 1,005 adults from Friday to Sunday and had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.

Those polled cited Clinton's experience and competence highest among her positive attributes.

Ron Paul In YouTube Spotlight

Ron Paul, the self-proclaimed "Internet's BFF," takes to the YouTube YouChoose Spotlight this week. Ron Paul will be coming at us with a video every day this week, addressing a different topic. In his first video, Ron Paul talks about his Internet popularity and the importance of the Internet in Politics.

CNN-YouTube GOP Debate Roster Shaping Up Or Shipping Out?

There's been a lot of buzz lately about whether the Republican CNN-YouTube Debate is going to get canned. That would be a shame. I think it's really important to see both parties participate in this platform, which is clearly a breakthrough component of election politics 2.0. Just this morning on KFI AM640's Bill Handel Show, they were claiming that it looked like Ron Paul was the only Republican candidate committed to participate as of today. They did not cite sources. But just yesterday The Hollywood Reporter reported that Ron Paul, Tommy Thompson and John McCain were on board. Also yesterday,'s The Trail included Mike Huckabee as a participant as well. And then there's the possibility of CNN postponing the debate until more candidates agree to participate. We will continue to keep you posted on this matter.