The 2008 Myspace Primary
Democratic Candidates Republican Candidates
Barack Obama 61663 Ron Paul 3718
Hillary Clinton 27981 Mitt Romney 2083
John Edwards 12256 Rudy Giuliani 1379
Dennis Kucinich 2627 Tom Tancredo 1158
Bill Richardson 1403 Sam Brownback 832
Joseph Biden 622 Mike Huckabee 629
Christopher Dodd 236

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hillary Clinton, Democrats lead Republicans in Web race to the White House

Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”

Hillary Clinton began her online presidential “User Generated Politics” presidential campaign 2008 “conversation” early and it is paying off. “Hillary for President” is leading in national opinion polls and on the Web.

“If the next Democratic primary for president were being held today, for which candidate would you vote,” NBC News/Wall Street Journal polled 1007 adults nationwide the first week of March 2007:

Hillary Clinton: 40%
Barack Obama: 28%
John Edwards: 15%

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Election fight enters virtual world

THE SCRAMBLE for votes in Mayo’s five-seat constituency reached the new media last week with both Fianna Fail’s Frank Chambers and Fine Gael’s John O’Mahony posting messages on the video-sharing website YouTube.

YouTube, although only two years old, has rapidly become the number one destination for television on the Internet. It’s estimated that viewers watch 100 million videos on the site every day and anybody can supply material to appear on the site.

Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama launched their US presidential campaigns on YouTube so Frank Chambers decided that he could do the same. Chambers is the oldest candidate in the constituency. He believes that posting a clip on YouTube will help him keep in touch with the youth of Co Mayo and from his kitchen in Newport, he makes his message.

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Politicians are casting the Net to catch votes

Rusty McGuire joined the race for Hanover County commonwealth's attorney and then logged on to his computer.

By the time he signed off at the end of that weekend, the 36-year-old prosecutor, who specializes in computer crimes, had turned out a Web site and several networking site profiles.

He now lists more MySpace friends -- 1,330 as of yesterday -- than Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani, 1,082.

Online campaigning has surged on the national level in recent years and is poised to be a major force in the 2007 local and state elections. In Virginia, candidates are uploading pictures and scanning networking sites as bloggers field requests from hopefuls wanting a higher profile online.

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With this election, web's got the votes

It’s only March 2007. You might think it's March 2008 by the pace of the presidential race, and as much as the candidates dominate the TV news shows, the real evidence is on the internet.

Indeed, while the web has played some role in politics for a decade, this looks to be the election where much of the bedrock campaigning will take place online.

“From my perspective one thing that was very interesting is how early on and dedicated the candidates have become to the internet,” says Carolyn Creekmore, senior director of media analytics at Nielsen//NetRatings.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Donations Pooled Online Are Getting Candidates' Attention

In a political fundraising world traditionally dominated by lobbyists and wealthy business executives, small-dollar donor Hrishi Karthikeyan found a way to make his own splash, right from his desk.

With tools offered free on Barack Obama's Internet site, Karthikeyan, 28, created his own "South Asians for Obama" Web portal to gather money from friends who were inspired to support his favorite candidate. Within days, he was able to forward to Obama's presidential campaign $1,600 -- more than he ever planned to give on his own -- in bundled contributions from those who saw the targeted site.
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Friday, March 9, 2007

Candidates not yet savvy to youth vote: survey

Mar 9, 2007 — BOSTON (Reuters) - Politicians failed to tap the youth vote even after record turnout in the 2004 U.S. presidential election and will need the Internet to draw this block, a Harvard University survey showed on Friday.

Young Americans were largely ignored by political campaigns during the 2006 congressional election, but their ballots helped decide two tight U.S. Senate races for Democrats, said John Della Volpe, polling director at Harvard's Institute of Politics.

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Put a Hippie in the White House

Banners from the Kucinich Website






I can't help but feel that his message is different, confused, I might say out of touch but I don't want to speak for everyone. For example:
"RECLAIM AMERICA FROM THE WEAPON MAKERS" This just isn't a phrase that pops into my head when I think of our current administration. I have heard people call our the administration "war mongols" and "terrorists" but never "weapon makers". They might wan't to rethink some of those banners.

Coming Soon: The Official Elizabeth Kucinich Myspace page.

According to the unofficial Kucinich Myspace, Dennis and Elizabeth will be launching official Myspace pages. The Elizabeth page could add some personality to the campaign.

Edwards blogs about recently acquired supporters

Edwards Gains Support in Iowa; More Than 100 Former Vilsack Supporters Endorse John Edwards For President Read More

Chris Bell Endorses John Edwards For President Read More

North Carolina Democratic Congressional Delegation Endorses John Edwards For President Read More

YouTube Hillary Support Our Troops

Hillary proposes a new GI Bill of Rights to fulfill the promises we've made to our troops and veterans.

Thursday, March 8, 2007 tops Candidate Sites for Traffic

" served nearly twice as many unique visitors in January as all three top Republican candidates combined. Clinton's website was the No. 1 presidential campaign site in January. and ranked second and third, with 574,000 and 464,000 unique visitors, respectively. This according to tracking service Nielsen//NetRatings." from

I personally think it has to do with the Hillary Campaign emails they send out on a weekly basis.
Last 6 Hillary emails I received
Feb 21st Bill Launches One Week One Million
Feb 26th One Week One Million update
Feb 27th One Week One Million update
Feb 28th Hillary HillCast Energy
Mar 6th Launching Women's Campaign HillCast Equal Pay
Mar 8th No More Lost Votes

I never realized how many emails I was getting from the Hillary Campaign. If the emails were from anybody else I would have been annoyed but I always seem to enjoy the Hillary emails. They are informative and always have a call to action, to join a campaign, send in your comments or watch a video.

Other Campaign emails I have received in the same time period (Feb21 - Mar8)
Barack Obama
Feb 21st De-Escalation in Iraq
Mar 1st Update on Recent Travels (includes a video)
Mar 6th Invitation to Donate
Mar 8th Another Invitation to Donate

John Edwards
Mar 2nd Shame on you, Ann Coulter Invite to Donate
Mar 7th They Deserve Better (Walter Reed Medical Center)
Mar 8th Leave no caucus-goer behind Video & Invite to Donate

Campaign emails are a great way to drive traffic to the campaign website and I am sure have played a role in helping increase the monthly traffic stats.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

YouTube Rep. Dennis Kucinich's March Forth Greeting

Rep. Dennis Kucinich's greeting to citizens around the country who are claiming March 4th to March Forth in defense of the Constitution.

David Letterman making fun of Dennis Kucinich

YouTube HillCast: Equal Pay

Hillary discusses her fight in Congress for equal pay and other priorities for American women.

YouTube: Dodd on Education site down!

Looks like the site is down.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Experts rate Web sites of presidential candidates

Stump speeches, public appearances and debates on TV used to mold a presidential candidate's image. These days, a politician's Web site speaks volumes.

The Republic assembled a panel of experts in politics and Web design to rate the sites of those racing for the White House. Their thoughts:

• John Edwards' site includes a page reminiscent of a "billboard for toothpaste."

• Rudolph Giuliani uses a photo looking more like a pope than a president.

Some sites pack a punch and use the latest in technology; others fall flat.

Look inside each site and get the experts' opinions on what works and what doesn't.

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Obama in Selma

From Obama Blog

Mike Huckabee Launches his Blog

Huckabee Launches his blog with all kinds of goodies.

Huckabee Blog

Blog includes rss feeds, a blog roll, interview requests from bloggers and banners and buttons for your blog or myspace profile. - I Like Mike!

On the overall site, I would still like to see Mike endorse Facebook, Myspace, and YouTube. Other then that ,good Job on the Blog Mike!

Well He's No Hillary

McCain will be hosting an Exchange of Ideas Forum on Thursday March 8th. For those who cannot attend, this event will also be available live via webcast. A concept that has been very successful for Hillary Clinton. Unlike Hillary the McCain webcast will come at a price, $100 for an E-Ticket that will allow you to log in and attend virtually.

I have mixed feelings about this strategy. First I have to assume that the only reason to do a webcast is to attract the younger tech savvy crowd. A demographics that is used to downloading movies, music and tv shows for free. I count myself among that same candidate and I would never pay $100 to watch some webcast that I know will most likely appear a few days later on YouTube. Someone unsure about McCain is definetly not going to pay $100 to watch the webcast.

My advice to the campaign would be to hold a free Webcast invite everyone to come and listen to McCain speak and end the night with an invitation to donate $100 to the campaign. I guess well see how it goes.

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Mitt Romney 2.0

Team Romney now endorsing Facebook and Youtube

Edwards Blog - Multimedia Recap


Campaign events and speeches:

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 1Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 2 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 3 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 4 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

John Edwards at Metro State College Part 5 Denver, Colorado, March 1, 2007

Pro-Edwards vlogger ashlarah recorded a speech Edwards gave as part of his college tour. The first four videos are the speech. The fifth video is of Edwards discussing some of the issues with people who stayed behind after the rest of the crowd had left. Unfortunately, the fifth video is very hard to hear.

Edwards: "America is an idea, and that idea is equality. Equality of opportunity."

Energy discussion at town hall in NH February 24, 2007

In this video released by the Edwards campaign, Edwards discusses energy, conservation, and global warming with New Hampshire voters.

Edwards: "We should invest in clean alternative sources of energy in a serious long-term comprehensive way, which means wind, solar, biofuels, bio-diesel."

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Blog: Obama VS. Hillary in Selma

Ealier today, Barack Obama visited Selma, Alabama to take part in the Selma Voting Rights March Commemoration.

Click here to watch part of Barack's speech courtesy of CNN.

Below is a short excerpt of his speech at Brown Chapel A.M.E Church. Click here to read the entire speech.

Obama Blog


Hillary was in Selma, AL today to commemorate "Bloody Sunday", an historic moment in the civil rights movement.

"On March 7, 1965, the day that came to be known as Bloody Sunday, some 600 men, women and children. crossed the bridge in Selma Ala., with the intention of marching to Montgomery for voting rights. On the other side, they were confronted by state troopers and a sheriff's posse, who beat the marchers back, hastening congressional enactment of the Voting Rights Act and the demise of the racial order the lawmen sought to defend." (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

The ceremony re-enacting the crossing of the Edmund Pettus is an annual event to remember the struggle and to honor those who took part in the fight for civil rights. Hillary was accompanied by President Clinton, who is being inducted into the Voting Rights Hall of Fame. Before joining in a re-enactment of the march, Hillary attended services at the First Baptist Church of Selma, where she spoke to the congregation to commemorate the event's 42nd anniversary:

"I come to share the memories of a troubled past and a hope for a better tomorrow, one that is worthy of the sacrifices that were made here... That long march to freedom that started here has carried us a mighty long way. But we all know we have to finish the march."

You can read Hillary's full remarks here.

And watch the speech here.

Why I support Mitt Romney for President?

From CPAC. Why I support Mitt Romney for President.

Ron Paul announcing his run for Presidency

Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll

McCain Booed at CPAC

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Candidates getting their name, and face, out there

WASHINGTON – Do you want to reach out to Mitt Romney? Just “poke” him., a popular Web site originally used by college students to track photos, profiles and the latest buzz about their inner ring of friends, is now used by Web-savvy presidential candidates.

Romney recently became part of the Facebook crowd, posting lengthy profiles and photos in an election cycle when many presidential candidates are looking to the Web to reach out to supporters.

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Campaigns hope to lure young voters to polls

WASHINGTON — Ah, youth, that fickle force in politics. Young people bring energy, passion, creativity and technical wizardry to the presidential campaign — everything, it seems, except impact on Election Day.
With their Web logs, Facebook profiles and college rallies, the 2008 presidential candidates are lavishing attention on a group that displays unbridled enthusiasm early in the campaign but tends to lose interest when the voting starts.
For all the star-studded voter registration drives featuring the likes of Madonna and Sean "Diddy" Combs, more than half of the people in the United States age 18 to 24 who are eligible to vote typically are no-shows on Election Day. By comparison, some 70 percent of those 45 and older cast their ballots, according to the Census Bureau.

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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Hillary on Energy and the Growing Debt

Hillcast on Energy

Senator Clinton Urges Action on Growing Foreign Debt

John McCain Announces Presidential Bid On Letterman Show

Mitt Romney Attacks Rudy Giuliani

Obama still a rockstar

Habla Espanol?

Richardson is not the only one courting the hispanics.
Senador Chris Dodd habla sobre el Cuerpo de Paz

YouTube Ignites Online Campaigning With Its YouTube You Choose '08 Program

SAN BRUNO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 01, 2007 -- YouTube, the leader in online video, today announced YouTube You Choose '08, a voter education initiative that enables political candidates to easily inform millions of potential voters about their campaigns through video.

YouTube You Choose '08 ( is a centralized hub of candidate-created Channels that feature campaign videos, speeches, informal chats, behind-the-scenes footage and more. In addition, YouTube You Choose 2008 provides a platform for people to engage in dialogue with candidates and each other through the use of community features such as video responses, text comments and ratings.

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Romney on YouTube

Laura Bush Talks about Mitt Romney on Larry King Live

Romney "Uplugged"

Joe Biden Explodes onto YouTube

Team Biden has really taken to YouTube, posting 10 videos in the last 48 hours.
Joe Biden on Congress's Power during Wartime

The other 9 videos can be found here

Bloggers too often miss the mark

In this world of electronic wizardry and instant opinion, the blogger just may be king. So, every presidential candidate wants one or two to tap into the enormous potential of the Internet with its ability to stimulate huge amounts of campaign cash from obsessive tube watchers who seem to believe nearly anything they read on this creation as long as it's bad stuff about those who don't agree with them.

Whether or not the staid world of national politics is ready for these undisciplined rants and diatribes remains to be seen. But if there were doubts about the perils of relying too much on these newest of media darlings during the coming campaign, there is already ample evidence to change one's thinking. When it comes to bloggers, what the candidate buys he may not be able to live with, given a general insensitivity to political correctness, accuracy and decent language.

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Chris Dodd on YouTube


Chris Dodd not seen as President

Dennis Kucinich - How to resolve Iraq

John Edwards on Health Care

Hillary Clinton Addresses Adventists

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Campaigns evolving amid new technologies to attract voters

John Edwards launched his presidential bid on YouTube, asking viewers to text-message him. Hillary Rodham Clinton threw her hat in the ring in a more controlled fashion, with a video posting to her website. Then Barack Obama stole some of her thunder by announcing his White House aspirations in a video that quickly flew around the Internet. Now the Illinois senator is rocketing toward a half-million friends on the social-networking site

The Internet and mobile technology have fed an explosion in person-to-person communication and so-called viral marketing that are shaping up to be powerful forces in the 2008 election. The combination will create enormous opportunities for campaigns but also raises the risk that an unguarded moment will spread at lightning speed to sink a candidacy, political consultants say.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Top YouTube Videos For The Top Presidential Candidates

Top Hillary Video by views under the Tag "Hillary Clinton"
Hillary Clinton Sings National Anthem

Views: 1,060,372
Comments: 3426
Favorited: 667 times

Top Obama Video by views under the Tag "Barack Obama"
"The 1/2 Hour News Hour" segment on Obama

Views: 474,876
Comments: 3108
Favorited: 330 times

Top McCain Video by views under the Tag "John McCain"
John McCain sleeping on the Job

Views: 225,272
Comments: 421
Favorited: 120 times

Top Giuliani Video by views under the Tag "Rudy Giuliani"
Rudy Giuliani in Drag Smooching Donald Trump

Views: 130,768
Comments: 154
Favorited: 190 times

Top Edwards Video by views under the Tag "John Edwards"
Tomorrow Begins Today. Preview to his Presidential Announcement

Views: 113,117
Comments: 104
Favorited: 119 times

Top Romney Video by views under the Tag "Mitt Romney"
Debate Romney vs Kennedy. Video shows his Flip Flopping on Abortion, Gay Rights, Ronald Reagon, Affirmative Action

Views: 71,408
Comments: 1361
Favorited: 134 times

Digg Article

"One Week One Million" Ends Tomorrow

Looks like they are going to reach their goal of a Million. I really thought with momentum they had starting off they might 2 million, but looks like I was wrong.
Congrats Team Hillary

Obama continues to Rock on YouTube

20,000+ in Austin!

Could Mitt Romney be a Robot

Mitt Romney's hair is to perfect

Team Giuliani back with their 4th YouTube Video

Rudy Giuliani Addresses The Churchill Group

Ron Paul For President!

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:
Rep. Ron Paul to Explore Presidential Bid

Joe Biden on Flickr

Monday, February 26, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Edwards happy to not be in the news

A week ago the Edwards blog was frustrated and begging for some news coverage,(Link) but after the Hillary Obama Drama over the comments Geffen said, the Edwards Campaign is now thankful they aren't in the news.

from Edwards Blog
" John Edwards isn't receiving as much press as his opponents, but I'll bet Hillary and Obama wish their apparent feud was not in the media, everyday. The Democrats do not need divisiveness in our party. I hope we are all on the same team, here. The showing of their fangs, as we are watching the developments in the other Democratic candidates' political camps, is not helping us, but instead, their flawed, strategy is giving the Republicans more meat for their tables.
All Democrats running for any office should remember: We must defeat Republican candidates, if we are to regain a true democracy in America. If that means we have to bite the bullet and not criticize too vehemently, other Democratic candidates, then so be it. From what I have seen, Mr. Edwards is the most positive, eloquent candidate, finding it unnecessary to bash his opponents, as a means to winning the Presidency."

UC Merced student president uses Internet rally for Obama

The presidential election may be more than a year-and-a-half away, but Josh Franco already knows whom he wants in the Oval Office.

Franco, 21, was recently appointed as the statewide coordinator of Students for Barack Obama, a political action committee with approximately 80 chapters at universities nationwide.

He discovered the organization on Facebook, one of the Internet's largest social networking sites which currently has nearly 17 million registered users, according to the Associated Press.

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Edwards on YouTube

A Day in New Hampshire: On Energy

Americans' campaign stop? The Internet

CHICAGO -- Forty-two percent of Americans expect they will seek out more information from the Internet in 2008 than they did in the 2004 presidential election, according to survey results announced today by Performics, the performance-based marketing division of DoubleClick.

Performics' survey reveals much about the public's perception and use of the Internet as a channel for gathering information related to politics and the 2008 presidential election. While the survey confirmed that television news and talk shows, local and national newspapers and news radio are the primary means for political information, campaigns and candidates, 42 percent of Americans say the Internet will play an important role in helping them decide who they will vote for in the 2008 presidential election.

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Local campaigns move to Facebook, MySpace

Peter Clerkin was curious.

Clerkin, former campaign director of the Hayhurst for Congress campaign, created “Draft Hayhurst,” a group on that urged voters to encourage City Councilman Tom Hayhurst, D-4th District, to run for mayor.

Hayhurst ran unsuccessfully for the 3rd District congressional seat in November.

Clerkin, 26, said the group was not a serious attempt to persuade Hayhurst to run for office, but was an experiment to gauge the effectiveness of a political group on Facebook, a social-networking site best known for connecting college students. The group was only up one day, but attracted about 80 members before Clerkin was informed Hayhurst had no intention of running and took down the group. Still, he said he will most likely include a group in the campaign strategy of the next candidate he works for.

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UC Merced student president uses Internet rally for Obama

The presidential election may be more than a year-and-a-half away, but Josh Franco already knows whom he wants in the Oval Office.

Franco, 21, was recently appointed as the statewide coordinator of Students for Barack Obama, a political action committee with approximately 80 chapters at universities nationwide.

He discovered the organization on Facebook, one of the Internet's largest social networking sites which currently has nearly 17 million registered users, according to the Associated Press.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Ron Paul on the North American Union

McCain's Iowa Townhall Video

Highlight video of Senator John McCain's townhalls in Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Davenport Iowa.

Giuliani Campaign uploads first YouTube Video

Rudy Giuliani Speaks To South Carolina First Responders

John McCain in Seattle

John McCain discussing inclusiveness of the Republican Party, and on getting youth more involved.

Obama Flickr Photos from Austin

More can be found at the Obama Flickr Account

Obama: Darling of Facebook

Late on the day that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., announced he was forming a presidential exploratory committee, Farouk Olu Aregbe logged on to, the popular online community where college students post profiles, share photos and blog. On a whim he created a group called “One Million Strong for Barack.”

“I remember thinking, there’s got to be more supporters out there,” said Farouk, 26, who advises student government at the University at Missouri at Columbia.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Hillary posts her first blog

It's now just over a month that I have been in to win.

It's been exciting and challenging and fun all at the same time. The people I have met have been terrific.

And we decided day one that this campaign would live as much on the web as in the living rooms - and the opening of the blog is just another in the many web firsts in this campaign, following the unprecedented announcement and three straight nights of live video chats.

I believe that the web is not only creating new forms of political dialogue but offering a new wave of opportunity for all Americans - and one of my highest priorities will be to make us number one again in the world in broadband. If we are not at the forefront of the web as a nation, we simply will not be able to keep up our role as the world's leading innovator. Net Neutrality is something that I am also fighting for now in the Senate so that the web remains open and democratic.

I appreciate the hundreds of thousands of you who are participating on this site in one form or another. This is truly the dialogue decade, and through the miracle of technology I can talk WITH you, not just at you. I will be holding more web chats soon, and I have started a "HillCast," a regular web broadcast that will be about some of the most important issues I am tackling. The first one was on my plan to end the war in Iraq and the next one will be on the energy crisis we are facing. I believe campaigns are about ideas - and how together we turn those ideas into action.

I have been reading through the comments you all have been making - many of them encouraging, some critical and some with great suggestions - all of them are appreciated. We have gotten off to an exceptional start, and in the coming months I look forward to talking with you more about my specific plans to restore what I call the promise of America, and I will look forward to your comments. Hopefully I will also see you out there on the campaign trail.

YouTube Roundup 2.23.07

From JohnMcCaindotcom
Government Reform

From NCDem
John Edwards at AFSCME Forum: Opening Statements (1 of 2)

John Edwards at AFSCME Forum: Opening Statements (2 of 2)

John Edwards recieves mail from Second Life

The John Edwards blog has posted mail they have received on Second Life.
"Hi John,

Just a note from a US-expat across the Atlantic wishing you the best of luck in the primaries and then whooping ass. You're the best Dem by far.

Welcome to Second Life, Senator Edwards. Just a quick note of support! - Cullen Bryant
Hi John,

Good luck in 2008! I have some useful tools I'd like to donate to your campaign, if your liasons are interested.

I am also working on an RSS reader that looks much the same, so you could pipe your blog into SecondLife, much like Reuters does.

Congratulations on your new headquarters in Second Life! I hope this will be another place where you will lead the way in making use of emerging technologies not just to spread the word about your campaign, but also to engage the community in meaningful conversation. I sincerely hope you will be present in Second Life to address the audience here, and I am happy to work with your campaign in SL and in real life!
I have passed on several ideas to Jose Rote and look forward to helping you make it to the White House!
Redaktisto Noble"

More at the Edwards Blog

Looks Like Vilsack Is Out

I don't understand why he is dropping out so soon. I wonder where is supporters will go. Will this be a victory for Edwards, Obama or Clinton.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Multimedia Recap of John Edwards news

From the Edwards Blog

John's YouTube page John Edwards has a page on YouTube where he regularly adds new videos.
John Edwards at AFSCME forum: opening statements Part 1 of 2. John Edwards speaks at AFSCME forum in Carson City, Nevada, February 21, 2007
John Edwards at AFSCME forum Part 2 of 2. John Edwards answers questions from George Stephanopoulos and gives his closing remarks at AFSCME forum in Carson City, Nevada, February 21, 2007
Bill Maher interviews John Edwards on 2/16/07. As Bill Maher points out "that is a lot of straight talk from a politician." This is a very entertaining interview.
Video from Martin Luther King Day at Riverside Church John Edwards gave the annual "Realizing the Dream" sermon at Riverside Church in Harlem, NYC in January 2007.
John Edwards speech to the DNC winter meeting (excerpts)
DNC winter meeting, full speech John Edwards speaks to the DNC winter meeting candidates forum.
John Edwards on The Daily Show, part 1 John talks about his new book with host Jon Stewart.
John Edwards on The Daily Show, part 2 Edwards is put on the "seat of heat."
One Corps National Day of Energy Action The Edwards family helps another family winterize their house and John and Elizabeth speak to a conference call of One Corps captains.
Tomorrow Begins Today John Edwards makes his presidential announcement from New Orleans, December 28, 2006.
Des Moines town hall, part 1 John Edwards gives his first town hall after his presidential announcement. He discusses One Corps and the meaning of "Tomorrow begins today."
Des Moines town hall, part 2 Edwards discusses the war in Iraq, poverty, global warming, alternative energy, universal health care, and America's responsibility to the rest of the world.
Des Moines town hall, part 3 Edwards discusses plans for lifting people out of poverty, making college more accessible,
Portsmouth NH town hall, part 1
Portsmouth NH town hall, part 2
Edwards in 2004 and 2007
The New York Times compares the Edwards campaign in 2004 and his new campaign in 2007.
Edwards discusses his health care plan at a town hall in Dubuque, Iowa in February, 2007.
John and Elizabeth Edwards on Hardball (clip)
Edwards discusses universal health care Charleston, SC
Four questions for John Edwards Bloggers interview John and Elizabeth Edwards.
AFL-CIO Paul Wellstone Awards Banquet John Edwards is a guest at this union banquet.
John Edwards responds to SOTU on Scarborough John Edwards responds to the 2007 State of the Union address on Scarborough.

Diane Rehm show on NPR Edwards is interviewed by Diane Rehm. The interview includes a lot of foreign policy information.
Talk of the Nation on NPR Edwards is interviewed on Talk of the Nation. He discusses his health care policy in detail.
At Iowa Event, Edwards urges "Health Care for All"
Edwards on CNN's Situation Room February 16, 2007
Diane Rehm show
Talk of the Nation
KGO Radio February 16, 2007

Speeches page on
DNC Winter Meeting speech text
Paul Krugman: Edwards Gets It Right
My Trip to Uganda with IRC by John Edwards
Headlines page on

Candidate YouTube Videos from 2.21.07

What Obama Mania in LA looks like

Jon Huntsman Sr. on Gov. Romney

Obama Flickr Update

Podcast Updates

The MittCast has a new Podcast - Link

From the Joe Biden Blog

From Erin Medlicott Feb. 21: Senator Biden is on the campaign trail, and participated in a special Podcast interview prior to attending an AFSCME-sponsored 2008 Democratic Candidate Forum in Carson City, Nevada today — the first presidential forum of the campaign season.

The interview was conducted by Jake Tapper of ABC News, for “ABC Shuffle.”

For the Podcast link, please click here."

Bill Clinton launched massive online grassroots campaign to raise 1 Million Dollars

With newsletter email this morning from Bill Clinton the "One Week One Million" Fundraiser Challenged kicked off.

From the Bill Clinton Message
"Hillary's campaign is off to a great start. And this week, we're going to help take it to another level. Our goal: to demonstrate the range and breadth of Hillary's support by raising one million dollars in grassroots donations in a week's time.

Will you help me get our "One Week, One Million" campaign off to a powerful start? "

If this internet campaign is successful it will show the immense online power and presence that the Hillary campaign can wield.

Performics’ Survey Reveals the Increased Role of the Internet in the 2008 Presidential Election

Survey Finds that 42 Percent of Americans Say the Internet Will Play an Important Role in Deciding Who They Will Vote for in Next Presidential Election

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Forty-two percent of Americans expect they will seek out more information from the Internet in 2008 than they did in the 2004 presidential election, according to survey results announced today by Performics, the performance-based marketing division of DoubleClick.

Performics survey reveals much about the publics perception and use of the Internet as a channel for gathering information related to politics and the 2008 presidential election. While the survey confirmed that television news and talk shows, local and national newspapers, and news radio are the primary means for political information, campaigns and candidates, 42 percent of Americans say the Internet will play an important role in helping them decide who to vote for in the 2008 presidential election.

As the 2008 presidential candidates hit the campaign trail, we were curious to find out how Americans plan to learn about their choices for our next president. We suspected that as the public continues to rely on the Internet as an important information source, people will seek political information via search engines in a manner similar to the way that they already search for information regarding consumer purchases, meaning that after they first hear about a candidate or issue, they will conduct broad searches to gather information and then narrow down the candidates and issues until they ultimately reach a decision, said Stuart Frankel, president of Performics. With 42 percent of Americans saying the Internet will play an important role in deciding who to vote for in the 2008 election, there is a large opportunity to leverage search engine marketing and optimization as a strategy for political campaigning.

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US: New York Times and Sun to delve into political websites

As the 2008 US presidential election nears and online politics soar, newspapers are making sure they’re ready to get their online share of the pie. The New York Times (NYT) and The New York Sun both announced they were launching political websites.

In a recent memo to newsroom employees, NYT executive editor Bill Keller announced that the paper would launch a political website to ensure better coverage of the campaign.

“The migration of politics and political journalism to the web isn't quite new, but it sure is moving fast. We're moving too,” read the memo.

The NYT will establish for the first time a central political desk to supervise print and web coverage. Both platforms will “get equal emphasis.” The desk will provide breaking news continuously “for an audience that now expects its political news to arrive in full multimedia, interactive glory.”

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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

From the Dennis Kucinich Myspace Blog

Dennis Kucinich visits Connecticut

Posted on YouTube Today: Obama University of New Hampshire Rally

I love these campaign recaps

Posted on YouTube Today (John Edwards Health Care Town Hall)

Senator John Edwards speaks about Health Care at a Town Hall Meeting in Dubuque, IA on February 18, 2007.

Supporters Demand That Candidates Visit Their Hometowns

Eventful is a new website for finding events and demanding events. "Eventful's unique Demand service enables users to create grass-roots campaigns to "demand" events and performances in their city."(from
Supporters demanding that a Candidate visit their hometown can even encourage others by posting a "demand sticker" on their myspace profile or blog

Currently Hillary Clinton leads the pack of Politicians with 400 demands in 111 places.
Cities with the most demands for Hillary to visit
Los Angeles metro area
San Diego metro area
Seattle metro area
Phoenix metro area

Barack Obama 12 people in 7 places
John Edwards 5 people in 2 places
Dennis Kucinich 1 person in 1 place
Tom Vilsack 2 people in 1 place
Rudy Giuliani 1 person in 1 place
Mitt Romney 2 people in 2 places

Mike Huckabee Excited about 400 Myspace Friends

From the Huckabee Myspace Blog
"Keep spreading the word and telling your friends to sign up and show their support for Mike! Let's see how fast we can get to 500 and then on to 1,000!"

They have a long way to go to compete against Clinton, Obama & Edwards

Poke your president!

It used to be the most cliched topic for an opinions column, but something is now different about Facebook: It has come of age as a political force. And it seems the excitement and energy inspired by one man - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. - has led the way.

Facebook received national attention over the weekend in a Saturday article in The Washington Post that illustrated Obama's popularity in the Facebook community. A little over a month ago, the group "Barack Obama (One Million Strong for Barack)" was created with the hope of finding one million members by May 10, 2007.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Edward's campaign desperate for media coverage

from the Edwards Campaign Blog Monday
"With Senators Clinton and Obama receiving the overwhelming majority of media coverage relating to the 2008 election, (and Anna Nicole Smith receiving all other coverage) the central question becomes how does the Edwards camp get his platform out and known by the masses."

from the Edwards Campaign Blog Tuesday
"I'm angry about the fact that they aren't giving any significant time to John Edwards, his common sense statements on the issues and plans to deal with the serious problems we as a nation face. I believe that they seek to marginalize him as a candidate because he is the only one who is addressing all of the serious issues. They know that if they gave him any fair amount of coverage, they would have to deal with issues their owners find inconvenient. They also know that the people would respond to Edwards as a candidate because he strikes a chord that resonates with our legitimate concerns."

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