YouTube becomes party activist tool
August 22nd, 2006

Videos catch politicians off the cuff, aiding rivals’ campaigns. USA Today reports.

YouTube has become yet another Internet tool to rouse party activists, political junkies and office procrastinators. Strategists say it’s an entertaining new way to directly connect with voters.

Campaigns “have always used video cameras, but the difference this cycle is that YouTube allows information to get uploaded and out to the public a lot faster than it has in the past,” said Phil Singer, spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

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