Monday, 30 June 2008

I'm voting Republican - latest Presidential election viral gains big view numbers on YouTube

I’m Voting Republican ( is the latest (controversial) viral in the US Presidential election. It was not officially produced by the Democrats, it was written and directed by Charlie Steak and produced by SyntheticHuman Pictures. 'I'm voting Republican' has been a hit online and has had 2.6 million views on YouTube in just 2 weeks.

According to Hitwise, the biggest driver of visits to was email as people forwarded on the link and the site was ranked #17 among 659 websites in the Hitwise Politics category.

Interestingly more internet users visited than visited the official John McCain website over this period and this is another reminder of how powerful viral internet messages have become in US politics and the Presidential election.

Other posts on virals in the US Presidential election:

Barack Obama Wassup 2008 re-make

Kristi Vandenbosch video showing highlights of the primary campaign online: produces 'Yes We Can' and John McCain ( and Ron Paul responses follow:

5 examples of YouTube being used in the US Presidential election:

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