Most Viewed Election Video on YouTube

BBC News posted an article awarding the title of most viewed YouTube 2008 Campaign video to “Dear Mr. Obama.”  The video has amassed over 11 million views since its posting 2 months ago.  The message is clear and given by an Iraq veteran.

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Palin Effigy in California Finally Comes Down

The owners of a West Hollywood home finally took down the effigy of Palin hanging by a noose that RWNJ reported on earlier.  According to this CBS2 report, neighbors came and obscured the mannequin with a sheet.

Later that evening, some protesters arrived with an SUV and an effigy of their own.  They strung up a mannequin labeled “Chad” (after the homeowner, Chad Morrissette) in a noose.  It was apparently effective as shortly afterward, the Palin mannequin came down.  A video is avalable at the CBS2 report.

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Rasmussen: McCain More Trusted on Economy and Taxes

A surprising Rasmussen poll shows McCain is now polling ahead of Obama on the economy and taxes.  A month ago, McCain was polling 3 points behind on taxes.  Currently, he is polling 2 points ahead.  Obama seems to have hurt himself some with his answer to Joe the Plumber of “spreading the wealth around”.  A month ago, McCain was 9 points behind on the economy.  Now, he is 1 point ahead.

While these are small margins, it is yet more evidence that McCain is gaining momentum entering the election.

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Gaza Citizens Calling Asking Americans to Vote For Obama

Citizens in Gaza have begun cold calling Americans in attempts to get them to vote for Obama in the upcoming election.  USA Today reports that 24-year-old Ibrahim Abu Jayab is using Skype (an Internet-based phone service) to leave messages to potential American voters.  He doesn’t speak english, but he practiced his spiel: “I’m Ibrahim Abu Jayab from Gaza Strip. I support the Senator Obama from Gaza Strip, I think the Senator Obama achieve the peace in the world and in my area. For the peace, please elect Senator Obama. Thank you very much.”

It seems distinctly possible that many in Gaza view Obama as a less staunch ally of Israel.  And, Obama does have some odd endorsements (as does McCain).  Regardless, it does seem odd to see Hamas and Gaza citizens supporting Obama so strongly.

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Mass State Senator Wilkerson Busted Taking Bribes

A Massachusetts state senator, Democrat Dianne Wilkerson, was arrested on charges of extortion as a public official and theft of honest services as a state senator.  According to an Associated Press article, she was caught on video accepting cash from some undercover agents and even stuffing some of the money into her bra.  It appears she took the cash in exchange for her assistance in helping a developer obtain a liquor license.

Wilkerson did not enter a plea, but faces a total of 40 years in prison and $500,000 in fines.  She had held the seat since 1993 but lost in a close primary race.  She was attempting to keep her position through a write-in and sticker campaign.  Allegedly, the illegal money was going to be used to help fund a primary recount that would cost $70,000.

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