July 10th, 2007
12:03 PM ET
3 years ago

Clinton looks for help with YouTube debate video

Clinton is asking her supporters for help making a YouTube video.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is asking its more tech-savvy supporters for help with a mandatory 30-second campaign video in the upcoming CNN/You Tube Democratic presidential debate.

The supporters will submit their proposals to the Clinton campaign Website.

"My job in the campaign is to make the videos and the ads, and I have a great team of really creative people helping me," Mandy Grunwald, media adviser/director of advertising for the campaign, wrote in an e-mail Tuesday morning. "But when we sat down to figure out what our 30-second video for the debate should be, we decided pretty quickly to give you the assignment instead."

In a statement, the campaign called the request the "latest groundbreaking effort" to engage voters in "new and innovative ways."

As part of the upcoming CNN/You Tube debate, to be held July 23 in South Carolina, all the candidates are asked to submit a 30-second video relating to their presidential campaign.

– CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney


Filed under: CNN/YouTube Debate • Hillary Clinton
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Providence, RI

    It shows one more time that Hillary is creative. A good leader must be creative, and that is Hillary.

    July 10, 2007 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. MS Webster NY

    What it really shows is what a carpet bagger she is, publics popular stance always equals her views. How do you think she got elected in NY? Survey says "They love you in NY!" That’s why they relocated to NY easy entrance for her political career.

    July 10, 2007 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  3. Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca

    Has anyone told Bill that You-Tube is not a woman's article of clothing?

    July 10, 2007 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Matthew Hensley of Laurinburg, NC

    I think this shows Clinton's grasp of the blog revolution and how much of a role social networking will play in the 2008 elections. While she is not my favorite Democratic candidate, it is this saavy and innovative approach towards campaigning that will likely win her the Democratic nomination.

    July 10, 2007 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. RightyTighty

    30 secs of AC/DC's Highway to Hell is the best choice Hillazilla could make..

    July 10, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  6. Jon, Sacramento ~ Ca

    I think a 30-second spot of Bill and Hillary in the Oval office would be great. Bill could wear a nice yellow-tie he received as a gift – and Hillary would look stunning in a blue dress.

    The picture perfect couple if you ask me.

    July 10, 2007 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    Ron Paul beat her to the punch on the youtube idea. He also beat her to the punch on Iraq when he voted AGAINST going to Iraq before the war started, unlike Hillary who took 5 years to figure it out.

    July 12, 2007 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |