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Politics on the Internet

Thursday, September 14, 2006
In the latest "that's kinda cool" news, Governor Kulongowski is using YouTube as a way to respond to an attack ad from his gubanatorial competitor, at least according to this KGW.com article (you might have to register to read it.)

It seems that Ron Saxton - the somewhat moderate Republican challenger in this years elections for Oregon state governor - ran an ad critical of Governor Kulongowski. A few weeks later Governor Kulongowski ran an ad on YouTube (very cost-effective!) with a rebuttal. While analysts seem divided on the effectiveness of his ad, this is one of the first times I can remember something like this being done.

Actual politics aside, I fully support this sort of media shift. Different people are affected by different methods of communication. For instance, television ads are pretty ineffective to me because I don't own a television. Email lists are effective, however, because I obsessively check my email. But I'll admit I'm not entirely representative of the population around me.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Grimmy said...

can't seem to find that you tube spot. I did see Ron's stopwatch add. How lame was that.

9:31 AM, September 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares what Taxandgougeme is doing to rebut his challenger? I am not a cons. or lib. but that man has to go. He has done nothing of any substance for this state. Giving drivers licences to the illegals was the pinnacle, how absurd is that? The illegal population is slowly creeping in and changing the entire landscape and the way we know it here. And the left is appeasing it for cheap votes. If you want to see the devistation that illegals create, take a drive through the greater LA area, and out to the eastern desert Palm Springs, etc. What a fucking mess. The winds are starting to blow the way of common sense toward a more common sense candidate in Saxton. And by the way, tv ads are FAR more effective than any YOUTUBE. Not nearly enough of the right traffic go on there to make it worth it. Case in point, the only other comment to this blog, the guy can't find it.
Something needs to change in OR. We need a man that wants to lead, not one that is shackled by the labor unions. Unfortunately how Portland goes, so goes the rest of the state. There are many rural counties that want that numbskull gougeme out of here. We will see. Regardless, overall oregon is far too liberal. We need a balance to our political landscape. We are like a boat achored out in the middle of the ocean and we are tilting so far left that we are taking on water. Soon we will sink.....

10:49 AM, October 05, 2006  

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