BuzzFeed and Obama + Sandy

BuzzFeed, a website skilled at creating viral videos and memes, has semi-partnered with Obama by airing an original campaign ad. The website obviously attracts younger eyes, the youth group that Obama is still hoping will support him en masse a la 2008. Thing is though, for the site that prides itself on trending and spreading through the social-network sphere, the Obama ads have failed to gain traction.

What is of note though is the possibility of viral-ness in future campaign ads on more websites like BuzzFeed that generate their own content.

On one other note, is Sandy a detriment to both candidates’ campaigns? Politico asks this question, actually five of them. Not only are campaign schedules changing due to the hurricane, but also Obama has the upper hand as current president and if power goes out people can’t see ads, or tv and talking heads — egad, no Fox and Friends!

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