Vid Picks of the Week: The State of Politics on YouTube

The web has presented an interesting opportunity for even the most remote politicos to gain national attention. In some cases this power can be used for good, but for the most part, YouTube works as a Theatre of the Absurd, providing us with an endless supply of political gaffes. We haven't been this excited about politics since Sinead ripped that picture!

Take the video above. It went viral in no time, and it's not hard to see why. Even my internet-challenged parents watched this one all the way through (sorry, SuBo, can't say the same thing for you). Phil Davison is seeking his party's nomination for Stark County Treasurer. Yes, Treasurer.

So ... with elections coming up, here are our five favorite (recent) political moments on YouTube.

5. Christine O'Donnell O'Donnell was officially inducted in the YouTube Hall of Shame before there was ever such a thing. It was hard to select a single clip of her well-publicized opinions because, like Sarah Palin, there are just too many to choose from. This unbelievable clip shows O'Donnell discovering that the First Amendment to the US Constitution calls for the separation of Church and State.


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