In a new interview with RealClearPolitics, President Bush notes the technological challenges that the 2008 presidential candidates faced:
“I am the very last President not to really have to worry about YouTube” while campaigning for the White House, President Bush told RealClearPolitics in an exclusive Oval Office interview last week, discussing the role the Internet and new media played in the November 4th elections.
“The ‘gotcha’ moments in my campaign in the past were few and far between,” the President recalled, noting that with the advent of YouTube candidates have to be “really careful” what they say or “you’re liable to see yourself on the Internet, along with 20 million other people.”
While Bush may have been able to avoid YouTube during his campaign, he certainly hasn’t been able to get away from it during his presidency. As Steve Benen writes, “Bush is the ‘very last President not to really have to worry about YouTube’? Here’s a crazy idea: maybe he should have worried about YouTube.” (Highlights here.)