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A Proud GOP, Broadcast on YouTube

By Steve Grove

Head of News and Politics

The Grand Old Party is having a big week as thousands of delegates, party leaders, celebrities, and honored guests are broadcasting themselves from the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. At upload booths stationed in the Xcel Energy Center, and on a mobile camera roving through the convention hall, the party faithful are taking the opportunity to tell the world why Senator John McCain should be the next President of the United States.

Among those to upload from the Convention were Jon Voight, Tom Delay, and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Even former Virginia Senator George Allen, whose "macaca moment" arguably kick-started the era of politics on YouTube, stopped to say hello to the YouTube community. In addition, the GOP Convention staff has been studiously uploading all speeches to their YouTube Channel, as well as behind-the-scenes footage and videos from events around the Convention center.

Of course, the most anticipated speech of the week came from VP choice Sarah Palin, who addressed the crowd Wednesday night:

YouTube has been abuzz with Palin chatter and her selection has solicited viewpoints from all over the spectrum.

Stay tuned for the biggest speech of them all tonight, as the Senator himself takes center stage in St. Paul to accept the nomination. If you don't catch it live on TV, you know where you can find it.


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