Monday, September 01, 2008

WORD: "Diddy to McCain: "You Are Buggin" with Palin" (with video)

Ari Melber (The Nation), with video (04:07):
Forget Paris Hilton, rapper and music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs is now taking on John McCain.
Combs posted an extended YouTube blog this weekend, part of his "Diddy Obama blog" series, blasting McCain for making a reckless running mate selection. "No disrespect, I love you, I want you to live to be 110," he says into a rotating camera. "If you really think we are going to let you win this election with these decisions that you're making, you're buggin!" he adds.

The video, which is laced with f-bombs, calls on youth voters to "protect our future" and stop McCain. After just two days, Combs' address is already one of the top viewed and most favorited videos in YouTube's News and Politics section, with over 50,000 views. It still trailed Obama's convention speech and a handful of other Palin clips.

Again, the video contains swearing:

Howie P.S.: For a companion message pitched to the Lexus/Flomax demographic, check out "Obama versus John F. Kennedy" in The New Yorker. And the Diddy video now has over 135,000 views and is #3 on "Today's Top Ten Viral Videos."

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