McBritney: Oops, He Did It Again

Posted by Katherine | Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Sarolta Cump found this rather clever Britney Spears parody. It pokes fun at McCain's "flip-flop" on mudslinging -- and lampoons the celebrity and McBush themes that have characterized the negative campaigning from both sides. Bay-Area video artist Bryan Boyce, aka DSquid1901, put it together. He likes satirizing US culture ...

Obama Declines Public Financing - Part II

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Sarolta Cump found this video about another aspect of Obama's public-financing decision: "runaway" campaign costs. Stephen is a 22-year-old in Tennessee who considers himself one of Obama's "biggest supporters." He has a bumper sticker, he preaches the Obama gospel, and he donated during the primaries. Although he's still on ...

Obama Declines Public Financing

Posted by Katherine | Saturday, June 21st, 2008

[freshelectrons / Flickr] On Thursday, Barack Obama declined public financing for the general election. There was a slight lag before citizen talk revved up online -- maybe everyone needed to brush up on campaign finance laws? -- but it was in full swing yesterday. The common camps: 1) Obama lied; he's ...