With the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just around the corner, Election 2012 is really heating up and as Obama and Romney duke it out in television campaign commercials, their supporters are duking it out on YouTube.
Two years ago, during the 2010 U.S. Senate Elections, political campaigns got down and dirty on YouTube (and it wasn’t even a Presidential election!). Over the next few months we’re in for some serious campaigning on YouTube, the likes of which have never been seen before, and the mudslinging has already begun.
We’ve put together a list of seven of the most popular “constituent-made” campaign videos thus far in the 2012 Election season. Check ‘em out and let us know what you think. Do you find the political mudslinging on YouTube entertaining? Offensive? Depressing? We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Wrong Direction’s “Disclosure” – A Full Frontal Freedom production
YouTubers FullFrontalFreedom have gone viral this week with their parody of One Direction’s ‘What Makes You Beautiful,’ urging Romney to disclose his tax and financial information.
Obama That I Used To Know – Gotye Parody
‘Obama That I Used To Know,’ a Gotye parody uploaded to YouTube by disillusioned 2008 Obama supporters at the beginning of the month, has racked up over 1.1 million views so far.
6-Year-Old Gives 10 Reasons NOT to Vote for Obama!
Even 6-year olds are getting in on the mudslinging action! This video of Isaac Anthony, “a conservative six-year-old,” has racked up over 787,000 views so far. Do you think it’s acceptable on the part of this kid’s parents to get him involved in the political debate?
The Ultimate Mitt Romney Flip-Flop Collection
One YouTuber decided to create video proof of Romney’s flip-flopping and cut many of his flip-flops together into one nearly twenty-minute video. The video has been viewed over 158,000 times.
Chicago Young Republicans “Call Me Maybe”
One Direction and Gotye have been politically parodied, so of course someone had to parody Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ as well. The Chicago Young Republics ‘Call Me Maybe’ parody hit YouTube earlier this week. (Unrelated to politics: If you aren’t sick of ‘Call Me Maybe’ yet, check out our list of Call Me Maybe Lip Dubs.)
“More Mitt” – A Bad Lip Reading Soundbite
Bad Lip Reading is always good for a laugh. Here they provide a Bad Lip Reading soundbite from Mitt Romney.
And finally, meet Romney Girl. She’s a Romney Girl, in a Romney world.
Seen any political videos worth sharing? Feel free to post the links in the comments below.
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Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.