Video description: "New Edwards campaign television ad with Elizabeth Edwards."
Friday, July 20, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Video description: "Karen Shanahan is running for Toledo City Council District 2. Enjoy this campaign video. Vote Karen Shanahan, September 11th, 2007."
Note: I'm not sure who paid for this ad or if it is sanctioned by the Committee to Elect Shanahan. The ad is lacking the standard "paid for by" line at the end.
I'll keep looking for local ads and post them as they come up.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Video description: "We need your help. Video by Chad Ely"
Note: Looks like Hillary Clinton took her idea from the Kucinich campaign. Kucinich posted this video, "A Call Out to Videographers and Editors," on June 25th and the Clinton campaign's appeal appeared on YouTube on July 12th. I posted her video here not too long ago: Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee: Make Hillary's Next Video.
Video description: "The people of Iowa urge Congress to stand firm against President Bush"
Note: I would assume that this ad is running or has run on television in Iowa, but I have no evidence to support this.
This would be a good time for me to clarify what types of videos I am selecting for this blog. First, I've decided to choose any video that fits a 30 second or 1 minute advertisement format and has been clearly designed to be an advertisement. Secondly, the videos I select will be only for candidates that are likely to be on the ballot in Lucas county regardless of where the ad has been shown on Television through out the country. Finally, because of the proliferation of YouTube in the last year, I am selecting videos for Politics @ 30 frames per second that may or may not have shown on local TV stations or any TV station. Some selected ads will have been meant for or only shown on the web.
The criteria for this blog have to take into account the sources which people are likely to find out about the candidates for which they want to vote. And, with that in mind my aim is to present all candidates that have advertisements that are accessible on the internet. I intend to be as non-partisan as possible.
I'd love to hear any feedback you may have on the videos I've posted or on my selection process. I am going to try to present more commentary on the videos posted here when my schedule allows.