In the United States, this has been a youtube election. A major part of Obama’s effectiveness at getting his message out is his campaign’s mastery of viral marketing, putting up extremely potent ads and videos which have circulated via emails and blogs.
Canada still lags behind in this type of viral campaigning but there has been one great exception. French artists, upset over Harper’s budget cuts and moralistic strictures about obscene art, have responded with some very funny ads, which have spread by fire on youtube. Take a look at the one above, certainly the wittiest ad in Canadian history.