Left wing uber-blogger Daily Kos has issued a call to arms for the Kos Kids:
Every appearance by a top Republican official or candidate should be recorded. Every one of them.
All it takes is one “Macaca” incident to transform a race or create one where one didn’t exist. As the Montana incident blogged earlier today showed, a video can knock out prospective candidates before they even enter.
This has prompted a response from right-wing bloggers such as David All at techRepublican.com. All thinks the right should do the same:
The bottom line is that any serious campaign effort – from City Council to POTUS – should have a two camera strategy — one on the opponent and one on their own guy to help add context to a “macaca” moment and “flood the zone” to deflate organic YouTube search results.
These aren’t “gotcha” politics. These are modern tactics for modern times.
Mark Taylor used You Tube type videos very effectively against Cathy Cox, and now Jim Whitehead is being attacked in similar fashion. How it will impact the race for CD 10 is yet to be seem, but there no doubt in my mind we’ll see more and more of this tactic in the future.
The ability to record and publish every word a politician says it not all bad in my mind. Politicians should be more transparent. So to all you candidates and politicians out there beware, someone’s watching.