Posted by: David Kiley on November 19, 2007
The power of Youtube.com in the 2008 election can be seen in ads for Rudy Giuliani. I saw his new Iowa TV ad on TV, and planned to blog about it. I went to his site, www.joinrudy2008.com, to find it, and there it was. But I couldn’t embed the ad here. So, I went to Youtube.com as so many people do.
I searched “Giuliani ad.” The first hit to come up, though, is an ad titled “Betrayal of Trust,” released in September by Moveon.org.
It reminded me that one of the reasons I suspect Giuliani is suffering in Iowa and New Hampshire where most of the ads are running, and doing much better in national polls, is that most states have not been subjected to the “other side” of Giuliani shown in the Moveon.org ad.
Giuliani received an endorsement from Rev. Pat Robertson despite the fact that, on issues of abortion and gay marriage and homesexual tolerance, Giuliani couldn’t be farther away from Robertson if he were Howard Dean.
Why did hee get Robertson’s emndorsement? Giuliani is viewed as the most sure-fire electable Republican against the likely Demeocratic candidate, Hillary Clinton. But is he? It makes me winder if Robertson is really hip to what happens on the Internet. And if anyone haas shown him 30 minutes of the stuff that’s already on the Net, a lot of which will wind up on TV as well for the folks who don’t surf youtube.
What will happen to Giuliani’s story when ads like Moveon’s start running across the country? And how about ads in Moveon’s desk drawer that show Giuliani in drag being groped by Donald Trump. By the way…you can see that footage on the Internet as well. Giuliani’s unsealed divorce settlement with former wife Donna Hanover (Giuliani plainly stepped out on Hanover while he was the sitting Mayor of NYC and had adolescent age children at home)will also be offered up as content for ads and online smears (not all smears are lies).
All that material is familiar to the media, but they, and the Democrats, are plainly keeping their powder dry by holding most of it in reserve for the general election.
Some so-called expert GOP strategist has said the GOP establishment won’t get behind former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee because “the country will never elect a President named Huckabee, especially one from the same home-towm as Bill Clinton.” One wonders if that expert has seen the footage of Donald Trump groping the false breasts of Rudy Giuliani in drag, and acting as creepily as I have ever seen two creatures act?
Check out that video on Youtube
and Huckabee sounds easier on the ear all the time.