No. 1 Political Web Video: Obama’s

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President Barack Obama walks to Marine One prior to departing to Florida and Virginia to attend campaign events.

In the YouTube campaign, the president has taken a wide lead.

No. 1 in the top-trending English-language political videos last week: President Barack Obama’s Web-ad about “The Choice:” 1.958 million hits.

“It’s a choice between two very different plans for our country,” Obama says of this year’s election in the minute-long piece. “Sometimes politics can seem very small. But the choice you face, it couldn’t be bigger.”

No. 5: Mitt Romney.

Yet it’s not Romney’s video that drew 377,313 hits.

It’s another Obama piece about Romney: Portraying the Republican as someone who “will say anything” to get elected.

“Mitt Romney is launching a false attack,” Obama’s Web-ad says, taking on the “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” debate — the one Obama started by talking about the great teacher in your life, the people who built the roads and bridges, all those who helped make you successful. Romney has been trying to make Obama eat those words in the weeks since then. (Romney held a round-table with business people saying, `We did build that.”)

It shows Romney, too, saying: “We value schoolteachers, firefighters, people who build roads…. You couldn’t really have a business if you didn’t have those things.”

No. 7: A six-year-old gives 10 reasons not to vote for Obama: 327,617 hits

“’He wants to take guns away from good guys,” says the kid, drawing a toy six-shooter in the production made by, “a free press for the conservative revolution.” No. 1 reason: “Nobody knows where he came from.”

No. 19 of the most viewed?

”Mitt Romney’s Tax Returns: When Will He Come Clean?”

63,228 hits.



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