This video is a wonderful example of the influence the Internet has on political candidates. As time progresses, politicians are realizing the untapped potential of the Internet as a means for public relations and propaganda. The use of the Chuck Norris meme is an indication of a slightly more savvy campaign. It also seems to me that the values Huckabee is promoting suddenly sounds a lot like those held by the Internet’s favorite politician Ron Paul. Is it possible that the Huckabee campaign is trying to win over Ron Paul voters? If so, how much can he be trusted to follow through with his promises?
True, politicians have been making websites and doing streaming interviews and so on, but this is the first time I’ve seen a video produced by a politician, aimed at a specific Internet audience that is trying to be hip and funny.