Gawker does have a point.
They've declared the age of the viral political ad over. They write, "It started this summer, a wave of demented campaign ads that fell into the laps of lazy political bloggers like manna from heaven. Many went viral. But now the genre is killing itself by trying way too hard....Now virality has become the sole aim of craven political ad directors who are supplanting their subjects as the true stars of the game....But the game's up. Now that their code has been sequenced, the potency of these viral videos is basically zero. Ehllinger's Wicked Witch video has a little over 2,000 views on YouTube. The viral video candidates of the summer all lost, leaving only memories and a bunch of really stupid campaign ads.
Here are some of my faves: