Band of Five Brothers

I just wrote a Flow essay (not yet online) wondering what effect, if any, citizen-generated videos are having on the 2008 election.  I’ve become increasingly pessimistic, especially as viral videos increasingly become inseparable from the preexisting narratives that have come to define the candidates.  But even, when those videos reinforce existing narratives, they can still be pretty funny.  I really enjoyed this ultra-deadpan Romney video, “Band of Five Brothers,” which makes use of footage available on the Romney website for a contest to create a 30 or 60-second pro-Mitt spot (thanks to Atrios for the link).

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