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Former president and CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman, was thrust into the national spotlight once again after Republican presidential nominee John McCain dropped her name as possible Treasury Secretary at Tuesday night’s debate with Barack Obama. Judging from cofounder Pierre Omidyar’s Twitter account, he took issue with McCain’s assertions.
This morning, before Senator John McCain even agreed to attend tonight’s debate, a Web ad paid for by the McCain campaign appeared alongside a Wall Street Journal article boldly declaring him the winner. The foreign policy debate with Barack Obama isn’t scheduled until 9 p.m. tonight.
Obama Has A Drinking Problem
CBS News has forced YouTube to remove an online ad by John McCain’s campaign that the network described as "misleading" in its use of Katie Couric.
The ad titled "Lipstick" says that Barack Obama implied McCain running mate Sarah Palin of being a lipstick-wearing pig. At the end of the ad it features a quote from Couric that laments the "continued and accepted role of sexism in American life." Couric at the time was referring to Democratic Primary coverage of Senator Hillary Clinton.
Back in June of 2007, we conducted an in-depth analysis of the search engine reputation of the presidential candidates in contention. As part of our report, we noted that of the Democratic hopefuls, Barack Obama had zero negative search results–the best of all Democrats. Who had the most negative search results?
Daily Kos favorite Poblano, the moniker for blogger Nate Silver, spent a lot of time getting right what powerful polling organizations missed with the Democratic nomination process. You could say he hit a home run.
There’s no doubt that democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama knows how to use the web to improve his chances of being elected this November. His campaign has used the internet to raise millions in funds and our own research has proven that Obama’s efforts have created a very positive online reputation.
Google’s employees have a reputation for being left-leaning, but it seems they should be Barack Obama fans regardless of politics. According to a new report, the presidential hopeful spent around $2.85 million on ads with the company in the early part of this year.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Yahoo may drag on for several months. Most other tech news is centered on Silicon Valley. But developments related to Barack Obama are breaking the mold, as the presidential candidate seems ready to raise $1 million in one minute, and has received what looks like an endorsement from Baidu.
For better or for worse, Ron Paul still doesn’t get much coverage in the mainstream media, and he hasn’t done extraordinarily well in the primaries, either. But in other ways, the Internet has had a major influence on all the political hoo-ha, and Barack Obama’s fundraising is the latest example of this.
At first glance it looks like three Presidential candidates swore to uphold a law already passed, but since that wouldn’t make any sense at all, we’ll assume they meant they’ll hold the Executive branch to the same standards the Legislative has already adopted. Given the bobbing and weaving of the current administration, that really would be something.
Philip de Vellis has resigned his position with Blue State Digital after the Huffington Post unmasked him as the creator of a mashup video featuring Hilary Clinton’s image being smashed by the legendary hammer-wielding thrower in Apple’s ‘1984’ commercial.
With candidates gearing up for the 2008 election season, the role of socially driven content sites such as YouTube begins to take shape. Case in point, one of the hottest videos on YouTube right now is pro-Obama clip featuring a remade version of Apple’s 1984 Super Bowl commercial.
Many are expecting 2008 to be the year of the YouTube presidency, with candidates using every effective communication tool at their disposal. Senator Barack Obama, who likes to pretend he may not run for president, is taking the video-sharing helm by setting up the Obama Channel at Brightcove.