President-elect Barack Obama recorded the “Democratic Radio Address” using both video as well as the typical audio. The New York Times notes, “It may seem like a political no-brainer in the age of YouTube, but as aides to Mr. Obama pointed out, it is a first for a president or president-elect.” To be honest I am shocked that no one in the Bush administration never thought of this. How many people ever hear the President's address? How many under the age of 35? Putting the YouTube the President's Radio Address on YouTube will make it much more accesible and allow for easier retreivable.
In the message, President-elect Obama urges Congress to “pass at least a down-payment on a rescue plan that will create jobs, relieve the squeeze on families, and help get the economy growing again.”
Watch it here: