Tuesday, January 8, 2008

YouTube You Choose

One of my favorite things about YouTube (not the puppy videos or the singing bird videos) is the You Choose feature that profiles the presidential candidates (www.youtube.com/youchoose). In addition to the video profiles, YouTube has provided the several key issues (education, energy, healthcare, immigration, Iraq, and the economy) and the candidates have posted videos showing their positions on the issues. These videos are posted by the campaigns themselves, and are from previous appearances by the candidates. I love that YouTube has made it so easy for people to get a taste of the candidates views and positions. The videos are more accessible to many people than the New York Times election guide (http://politics.nytimes.com/election-guide/2008/candidates/index.html) or some other guides that may not be geared towards a mass audience, or the younger voters.

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