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It's Not the Announcement Video, It's the Parody of It

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, April 5 2011

Ben Smith points out that the National Republican Senatorial Committee's mocking video (above) that features Barack Obama riding a white unicorn that trails behind it a rainbow has gotten more views than Obama's official campaign announcement video, some 600,000 YouTube views to 180,000. Given that the NRSC's video came out Friday, and Obama's yesterday, they're actually rather comparable -- though you can imagine that Team Obama might wish for a bit more of a gap. (As Ben mentions, YouTube numbers do lag.)

One thing to note is that the NRSC video's "As Seen On" tag, promotes which sites are driving large amounts of traffic to the video, lists the Huffington Post. Of course, that's now a site with no political leanings, but it once, at least, likely drew a progressive crowd.