Anti-Obama group to make big YouTube splash Thursday
August 24th, 2012
01:16 PM ET
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Anti-Obama group to make big YouTube splash Thursday

Washington (CNN) - Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by Kansas billionaires Charles and David Koch plans to "essentially own the front page of YouTube" on Thursday, when Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney officially accepts the nomination in Tampa, according to Levi Russell the groups director of public affairs.

The group is buying the large banner space at the top of YouTube's main page. "We'll be running a poll on how visitors feel about President Obama and they'll have the ability to cycle through 3 of our most recent national TV spots," Russell said.


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  1. truth hurts

    Excellent! Use every means possible to get the truth out there. The country can't afford four more years of the Obama nightmare.

    August 24, 2012 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |

    Nobody is voting for Romney, they're voting against Obama. The fact that Obama's still ahead in these economic times shows how bad the republican ticket is. It's becoming more and more obvious that Romney has no workable plan, all he can do is blame Obama.

    August 24, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  3. BlkPwr817

    I guess you'll do anything when your backs against the wall. Posting more LIES on youtube will probably make things worse.

    August 24, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  4. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Is Christie going into a dunk tank?

    August 24, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. cali girl

    Do all you want. Check back later in the day and see how many hits you get. Won't be much.

    August 24, 2012 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  6. The GOP Voucher Plan will include a "Legalize Euthanasia" clause and a free gun to commit suicide

    The old people will need it when they run out of health care dollars.

    August 24, 2012 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. What?

    @Truth? – Yeah! We haven't heard it yet from Romney or Ryan or any GOP for that matter.

    August 24, 2012 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. Ex Republican

    I begg my republicans friends dont vote for Romney/Ryan and you do what good for our country reelect Obama.
    Romney is the biggest liar who going to try destroy our country.

    August 24, 2012 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  9. drake mallard

    If you're going to be a little different, we might as well stay with what we have instead of taking a risk with what may be the Etch A Sketch candidate of the future."

    Anyone in their right mind can't vote Romney.

    George Romney resisted releasing a single year of taxes, arguing that it wouldn't present an accurate picture...but then he made a surprising offer: He would release the past 12 years of tax returns...That way, it wouldn't look like a stunt

    August 24, 2012 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. Nobody

    @Drake – No you're wrong. I'm voting AGAINST Romney!!!

    August 24, 2012 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Hahahahahaha

    What? I haven't finished watching all those "Republicans Gone Wild" videos yet! There's so many of them! Hahahahaha

    August 24, 2012 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  12. The Other Dale

    If YouTube dictated voting, Congress would be made up of little puppies waking up first thing in the morning. (perhaps that is the case, come to think of it.) Seems like a big waste of money by a couple of guys with way too much time on their hands.

    August 24, 2012 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. Yonni

    Very good! If this doesn't shows that Mitt is the Koch brothers candidate (as opposed to the people) what can will show. Nice imagery on perfect day to associate Mitten and the self interested billionaires.

    August 24, 2012 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    Poor Youtube. Tmie to put on your Boycotting Pants everyone.

    August 24, 2012 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  15. Rudy NYC

    Go ahead and click on it. It's a virus, Cyrus.

    August 24, 2012 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  16. Silence DoGood

    @Drake @nobody
    Why don't we vote against Obama AND against Romney and put a real change in place. Vote Green Party. Or at least let them know people are fed up.

    August 24, 2012 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |