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24 Million Strong

It is now being reported by Rock the Vote that more than 24 MILLION people ages 18-29 voted in the election. This is amazing and shatters every previous record set. This makes me so proud. We are inheriting this country and we need to lead our society in the right direction.


And I believe that the one thing that truly jump-started the passion for President-Elect Barack Obama, whom majority of young people voted for, was the Yes We Can video by It has been viewed on You Tube more than 13 million times. Half of that was probably my roommate and I watching it 10 times in a row every day since it post. I think a big thing that Obama’s campaign did was spoke the same language as young people. Music is always a route to getting young people interested in something, plus the celebrities in the video doesn’t hurt.


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Mr. President

Mr. President

Barack Obama will be our next President of the United States. I have never felt this proud, excited, joyful, and hopeful all at the same time. I have real HOPE for our nation and the world.


Politico, the best media in D.C., has begun their new strategy for covering the D.C. news, Politico 44. They will be doing minute-by-minute coverage of the President. They have a daily calendar of his political movements, stories that cover everything Obama, and it is all on one page. Some of the links go to, one of their many blogger pages, photo slideshows, videos, or a traditional news article. Politico has taken the idea of New Media and elevated it to a whole new level. Politico has become my first stop for political news.

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OMG, Barack Just Text Me!

Barack Obama sent me a text message at 3am on a Saturday, announcing his Veep pick. I have since received 10-15 texts from the campaign. They have fully taken advantage of this medium. Unlike ever before in a campaign, political or other, text messaging is actually being used to inform people of real news. The only other one that came with using text messaging to create action would be American Idol. AI received millions of their votes every week, through text messaging. It is a proven way to connect with people.

Barack Obama’s campaign has the largest text messaging database in the country. The second is Rock the Vote. Anyone under the age of 30 remembers seeing RTV on their campus urging you to register to vote. RTV actually registered me when I first moved away from home, so I could vote on campus. Throughout the election race, they have been sending messages out to those that signed up on their website announcing debates, registration deadlines, rallies, etc.

There are tons of companies out there that pay thousands and thousands of dollars for names and phone numbers for marketing purposes. Barack Obama’s campaign may possibly have the most up-to-date, reliable phone list in the country. Mostly because, people are signing up themselves for a mailing/call list, rather than a company finding your information, which many times is wrong.

Barack Obama’s campaign has taken the Viral Marketing game to a new level.

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I’m Back

I have been working very hard this year and needed to take a vacation. So, for my first “real” vacation, I went to Paris for 5 days. It was an amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back.

But that wasn’t all, I also went to Denver for the first few days of the DNC. That was an electrifying city with positivity oozing out of every building. I was only there for a short time, but enough time to catch the Obama fever (as if I didn’t already have it).

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