YouTube and social media sites like FaceBook and Twitter have changed the political landscape. In 2008, Mitt Romney’s previous statements on issues and other public figures were distributed widely via these new social media sites. It created an environment where Romney was caught contradicting himself on a regular basis.
The 2012 campaign will be no different, but Romney will not be alone. Other candidates are already seeing their previous statements being used against themselves. Below are two recent YouTube videos that illustrate how what a candidate said a few years ago can come back to haunt them. One on Jon Huntsman, and the other on Tim Pawlenty.
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