28 August 2008

How you doin'?

Given that this is really the first YouTube presidential election, to use a gauche media frame, I've been a little surprised that there has of yet not been a major viral video that has grabbed the public attention. This is the best I've seen so far, and it deserves wider attention.

There's some inside baseball here--you have to know that McCain called the economy "fundamentally strong" to get the joke--so its potential for widespread appeal may be limited. But it's brief, witty, and squeezes a lot of damaging punches into its 52 seconds.