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Best of the Sunday talk shows

Following the historic election of Barack Obama to the presidency, the US Sunday talk shows did their best to have the definitive ‘look ahead’ for the new administration. CBS’s Face the Nation came up trumps with Obama’s new chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, in addition to Politico‘s John Harris and The New York Times‘ David […]

Election '08: The day in video

The big day, as it unfolded: Obama fires up his supporters: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=BjA2nUUsGxw[/youtube] The McCains cast their votes: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=LPaSYcrO47k[/youtube] The Obamas cast theirs: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=gQI7ZQqNz8M[/youtube] Sarah Palin and the First Dude cast their vote, you betcha. Did she vote for disgraced Senator Ted Stevens like the majority of Alaskans? [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=fsJmQ9gQJtw[/youtube] The infamous CNN hologram: a highlight or […]

Campaign trail video wrap

Our daily wrap of the best videos from the campaign trail and beyond. First up, a McCain-Palin supporter refuses to give candy to the kids of Obama supporters on Halloween. Crying ensues: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=_NGAYR7RHfQ[/youtube] Comedian Rich Kraus polls World of Warcraft players about the election. Verdict: Obama pwns McCain: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=h5Kg-K7em20[/youtube] Dick Cheney endorses McCain (and bears cr*p […]

Best of the Sunday talk shows

With only two days until the US election, the US Sunday morning talk shows had their favourite analysts and talking heads in to crunch the numbers and bicker over the details in anticipation of the big event. Fox News Sunday brought together McCain’s campaign maganer Rick Davis and Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe. Davis latched on […]

Campaign trail video wrap

Today’s wrap-up of the best video clips from the campaign trail and beyond. Up first is the talk of the day, with McCain getting stood-up by ‘Joe the Plumber’ at a rally in Ohio: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=JImD2uZUCzc[/youtube] Things get even worse for McCain when one of his reps gets caught out in a CNN interview: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=HCaOCWYpPk4[/youtube] What if […]

Campaign trail video wrap

Our daily round-up of the best video clips from the campaign trail and beyond. First up, Obama hits back at comments that he is a “socialist” at a rally in North Carolina: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=BMfeypnAz6k[/youtube] David Letterman and Bill O’Reilly discuss Sarah Palin: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=YBv77c3Awg4[/youtube] The Republican reaction to Palin’s remarks that she intends to remain a national political […]

Campaign trail video wrap

Our daily round-up of the best video clips from the campaign trail and beyond. First up is Michelle Obama on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=-B_p51j4q8Q[/youtube] [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ntCZKUbPJPk[/youtube] John McCain and Sarah Palin’s joint interview on CNBC: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=cjpVriOXAEY[/youtube] Sarah Palin looks surprisingly uncomfortable while trying to dance and sing along to the song “Redneck Woman”: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=ETFCkkH0_Yo[/youtube] And […]

The living room candidate

With Obama’s $3-million, half-hour ad set to air in the US later this week, it’s seems like a fitting time to look back on simpler days, when a cartoon and a catchy jingle were the cutting edge of political advertising. New York’s Museum for the Moving Image has created a fantastic archive of US presidential campaign ads from […]

Campaign trail video wrap

Our daily round-up of the best video clips from the campaign trail and beyond. Our first clip comes from Sarah Palin’s rally in Iowa, where a sharp Youtuber caught an unfortunate crowd interjection: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=G9T0FI2axbU[/youtube] Barack Obama’s ‘closing argument’ speech: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=1X3eE18dfmE[/youtube] Paris Hilton makes her own tilt for the presidency: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=cHeIM8gPCcY[/youtube] Obama supporters update the ‘Wassup’ ad for […]

Campaign trail video wrap

Our daily round-up of the best video clips from the campaign trail and beyond. First up, John McCain appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press, where he struggled to remember his own Secretary of State endorsements: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=0oWzaioeTT0[/youtube] Adorable 5th-grader Damon Weaver interviews Joe Biden in Florida: [youtube]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=eW5X1eaozxQ[/youtube] Will Ferrel appeared as George W. Bush on Saturday […]