Years of build up and it’s finally here. Election Day 2008. With voting results already coming in, this week’s Tuesday picks may be the last political ones for a while. A web video void will have to be filled by some other national obsession — more Britney perhaps? But for now, we take a look at some of the standout political series who’s streaming hijinks charged up voters making this election the largest turnout in history. Congratulations everyone, and thank you to the creators who brought some creativity to the political scene.
Obama Girl: “I’ve Got a Crush…on Obama”
The original video that launched the Barely Political‘s Obama Girl franchise, vaulting star Amber Lee Etinger into the web video super-stardom. Some thirty more Obama Girl videos would follow with appearances of the character on Saturday Night Live, MSNBC, Hardball, FOX News, and more.
Hott4Hill: “She’s Hott For Hillary!!”
Sorority Forever and Private High Musical star Taryn Southern is a web series standout these days, though some may remember her YouTube stumping for her lady Hillary in her Hot4Hill series. This video kicked it all off, even notching Taryn the “Foxiest Presidential Groupie” award at Spike TV’s 2008 Guy’s Choice Awards. With Obama winning the Democratic nomination, Hott4Hill had a tough choice to make in who she would throw her support to — Obama or McCain?
JibJab: “Time for some campaigning!”
In 2004 JibJab made it’s name on the political web with their breakout “This Land is Your Land” and the “Swift Boat” videos. This time around they faced stiffer competition with all the YouTube friendly hotties in the game. But the original viral politicos still know how to make them and keep a healthy YouTube following happy.