No One Wants To Watch Politicians Sing On YouTube, Let Alone Talk Politics
Here is one of our local state House members, Republican J.C. Planas, belting out "Walking in Memphis" at Disney's new American Idol attraction, as first seen on Naked Politics about a week ago.
So far it only has 898 views. Which by YouTube standards is paltry, but by politician standards is down right astronomical. Ileana Ros-Lehtnin's only has 842 views for her official YouTube channel total, and she's federal. The videos on other local US Congressmen, like Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Mario Diaz-Balart, are lucky to gather a couple dozen views each. But that doesn't stop some poor intern, or perhaps paid staffer, from dutifully updating these things weekly.
Sorry Pols, no one wants to watch your YouTube videos, not even if you're living out your fantasy American Idol dreams.
p.s. I'm not a regular AI watcher, but I did catch it this week. Is it just me or did the two guys that got through not deserve to be there? I actually think I prefer the musical styling of Rep. Planas.