I want to thank the Dividest over at Divided We Stand United We Fall for sharing the observation by Ben Smith at Politico that the GOP parody of President Obama’s first reelection ad is generating far more hits than the President’s real ad.
When I last checked, the original ad had 310,707 hits, while the GOP’s parody has 1,025,249. It turns out that the GOP may be learning a thing or two about creating a successful viral social media campaign.
Interestingly, Obama’s original ad had 3,282 dislikes vs. 2,961 likes on YouTube, while the GOP parody had 6,760 likes vs. 1,036 dislikes.
Here is the original Obama campaign ad:
Here is the GOP’s parody of it: