March 21, 2007


Who Created "Hillary 1984"? Mystery Solved! (Arianna Huffington, 3/21/07, Huffington Post)

Some suspected right wing SwiftBoaters. Some speculated it was the work of disaffected Democratic consultants. One blogger even pointed the finger at me.

As the intrigue deepened, the mainstream media joined the fray, with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both being asked about the viral smash -- and much talk about the impact user-generated political videos will have on the 2008 race.

Well, today I can end the guessing. Last night, we sent out a challenge to the HuffPost team asking them to hit the phones and contact all their sources. As a result, we have learned the video was the work of Philip de Vellis, who was the Internet communications director for Sherrod Brown's 2006 Senate campaign, and who now works at Blue State Digital, a company created by members of Howard Dean's Internet Team.

Governor Dean would be the favorite to win the NH primary even if Hillary isn't bloodied.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 21, 2007 7:35 PM

Gore is rapidly becoming a joke, but if Dean jumped in around July, he would immediately become the candidate from the Democratic wing of the Democratic party. And he could conceivably tell the party that they made a grave error by passing him over for Lurch the last time.

Posted by: ratbert at March 21, 2007 8:53 PM

Dean leaping in would - gosh, I can describe how entertaining it would be.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 22, 2007 7:09 AM

If Dean jumps in then maybe the media will report on his journey reassuring world leaders that the Dems will be a lot more reasonable and friendly as soon as they get rid of Bush. Such a thing used to be called treason.

Posted by: erp at March 22, 2007 4:11 PM