Monday, March 12, 2007
The Situation Online: The YouTube race
YouTube attacks
As the GOP Presidential frontrunners jostle for position and court conservative voters, many of their past statements are coming back to haunt them online. On Sunday, a YouTube video surfaced of Rudy Giuliani's 1989 comments in which he supports public funding for abortions. The video is not the only one accusing Giuliani of flip-flopping: a compilation of Giuliani sound bites was posted on YouTube last week in advance of a Washington speech to conservative activists. But Giuliani isn't the only Republican contender drawing heat. Two separate videos, one of Mitt Romney in 2002 and another from 1994, show the former Massachusetts governor expressing support for abortion rights. Senator John McCain hasn't escaped either -- one video shows the Arizona senator criticizing leaders of the religious right, leaders he has since reached out to for support. While many '08 hopefuls have YouTube channels with official campaign video content, it is often these anonymous videos digging deep into the past that garner the most attention.

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Posted By Eric Weisbrod, CNN Internet Team: 3/12/2007 09:22:00 PM ET | Permalink
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