Archive for July 5th, 2007
PrezVid took the day off. Lots of hot dogs to barbecue, you know. Apple pie to make. But it was fascinating to see Chris Dodd's campaign go live from Iowa on the holiday with four channels of TV. Here's Dodd talking about going live during the day, from the bus: Between slices of that pie, I also spent some time yesterday watching the lifestreamers on Justin.tv -- people who broadcast their entire days from little cameras on their hats. And I was thinking it would be fascinating to see the campaign through the candidate's eyes. So how about that as a challenge, YouTubing candidates: Put a camera on your head for a day and really show us what it's like to campaign.
Duncan Hunter's granddaughter sings the Star-Spangled Banner. Soundbite: "The land of the fwee and the home of the bwave."
Dennis Kucinich records purple prose -- "a new America awaits those of us who still believe" -- over slomo of him and his wife walking in a July 4th parade -- and parades are slow anyway. Kucinich hasn't been making much video lately and this one does have the air of running out of steam. Sound bite: "We are a nation who wants to build, not bomb."
The Clinton campaign touted its Hillcam following Bill and Hillary in Iowa this week -- promising to show us behind-the-scenes with the First Power Couple -- but as it turns out, all we've seen is two videos that look like all the candidates' meanderings. They also don't put them up on YouTube, so I can't embed them here. In the latest episode, B&H visit a Dairy Queen. Bill orders a grilled chicken -- poor Bill -- and a large ice tea, lots of ice. While Hillary oohs over a baby -- no kisses -- Bill gets bored and heads back to take care of the food order. That's it. Compare and contrast with Chris Dodd's D-TV with four channels of live action: all Dodd all the time. Our sister blog, Channel-08, gives you all the details. : UPDATE: The Clinton campaign now has the videos on YouTube here.