Wednesday, April 30, 2008

College Superdelegates ask YouTubers for Help

As the President and Vice President of the College Democrats Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel were named as two of the 794 superdelegates who will be seated at this year's Democratic National Convention. Because of the closeness of this year's race between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Lauren and Awais's phones have been ringing off the hook with calls from Democratic Party big shots, reporters, and Hollywood celebrities -- not to mention the candidates themselves -- all of who are trying to determine and influence who the two students will endorse.

But instead of being swayed by the higher-ups, Lauren and Awais decided to talk directly to their constituents: students across America. So they turned to the YouTube community to help them make this important decision. "Since our spots on the DNC represent college students, we want to make sure that our vote reflects their voice," Lauren told Citizentube.

In their video "Tell Lauren & Awais How To Cast Their Superdelegate Votes!", they ask voters to tell them which candidate they should support and why. "We've been getting hundreds of emails, probably about one every three minutes or so," Lauren told us, as well as a "massive amount" of Facebook messages and wall posts.


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