When Crappy Campaign Videos Attack!

The internet. It's hard to overstate the new opportunities it's created for citizens to participate in the electoral process.

When a home-grown contribution to a campaign takes off -- think of the "Obama girl" video -- it's a heap of free media and everyone smiles.

Of course, the flip side is that things can go terribly, terribly wrong. Lives can be ruined, reputations destroyed, lunches hurled ....

Take a moment to look at the video to your right, as I believe it illustrates this point quite well.

To be clear: this abomination is an entry for a contest to come up with Hillary's thematic music video -- an answer to the fairly awesome "Yes We Can" YouTube phenom -- and wasn't produced by the campaign itself.

I saw this over at AmericaBlog. Here's a sample of reactions from some of the snarkier commenters:

"Aesthetic terrorism."

"Wow! Blacks
and goobers like Hillary!"

"Remember the look on Beavis and Buttheads' faces as they were watching a Bjork video? I have that look right now."

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