This is the year of the youtube election.
Some of them, like Alison Coffin’s recession pitch or Dan Crummell’s “I live in the district” spot are simple and straightforward. Others, like those of Conservatives Beth Crosbie and Ryan Cleary are so bizarre that they are funny. On Facebook, Conservative Alison Stoodley identified Browning Harvey as a threat to public health.
All are reminiscent of a string of videos released by John Ottenheimer during the Conservative leadership campaign a year ago. Ottenheimer, the outsider candidate, tried to use humour to attract some attention to his effort.