The Top Ten Political Viral Videos Of The Election Season

by Rachelle Hruska · November 4, 2008

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Politico has gathered up the top 10 most viral videos that have sprouted up over the course of this election season (can you believe it will all be OVER tonight?!?)  The #1 video with well over 11 million views goes to the "Yes, We Can" video above featuring with director Jesse Dylan and producer Fred Goldring.  The video, which cost around $30,000 and only took a weekend to make "may be the most creative video of any type to emerge this year."

The rest of the videos, in order of popularity can be found below:

Dear Mr. Obama:


“Dear Mr. Obama, having spent 12 months in the Iraq theater…” No, it’s not the lead in the Tikrit road-company production of "Cats." This heartfelt and straight-ahead message from veteran Joe Cook, 23, of Wauconda, Ill., was scripted and filmed by Michael Brown, an amateur producer of Christian-themed videos, to support Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid and relate their feelings about continuing the war in Iraq. The words are simple yet powerful, and when Cook hobbles away from the camera to show his prosthetic leg, one can’t help but get a bit choked up. After more than 12 million hits on YouTube, the video has been reworked and trimmed for use as a TV commercial by the Republican Majority Campaign PAC.

"I Got a Crush...On Obama" By Obama Girl":


Yes, we know it’s dumb. But 10 million viewers can’t be wrong, can they? Named best Web video of 2007 by People magazine, this is the viral video that launched dozens of imitators and made a star out of former Miss Howard Stern TV pageant winner Amber Lee Ettinger. Though the sequel with former Democratic candidate Mike Gravel was a bit sweeter and a little less sexy, it’s the old-school original that brings back memories of a more innocent time. Obama Girl Ettinger recently put on glasses and a hair bun to portray Sarah Palin on Geraldo Rivera’s show. Our advice to Ettinger: stick with Obama, girl.

Obama and McCain — Dance-Off!


Crude yet effective special effects, stylin’ break-dance moves, some crazed looks on the McCain Man, and a surprise challenge by OG (Original Governor) Sarah make this latecomer with bizarre digital magic (said to be created in Russia) a welcome addition to the campaign mix. Directed by yet another Howard Stern alum, this time his cable series “Son of the Beach” writer-producer David Morgasen, it’s worth repeated viewings.

Go HERE for the rest of the political videos that made the list!