Uncategorized | 3:44 pm | April 8, 2009 | By Eric Randall

The YouTube campaign begins

The YCC campaigning has begun in earnest — at least for Jon Wu ’11 and Ryan Beauchamp ’10, both running for YCC President. Signs with “Ryan Beauchamp for President” or simply, “WU!” dot bulletin boards around campus. Students eating lunch can examine the finer details of Beauchamp’s face on table tents. And Facebookers are undoubtedly finding bright yellow campaign posters taking over the profile pictures of Wu’s friends.

Jon Wu has launched the sequel to his “Yes Wu Can” video launched during his 2008 treasurer campaign. The video, a parody on “You’re the One that I Want” from the musical Grease, features campus celebrities of all sorts, including the Larned Professor of History Cynthia Russett (Wu’s advisor).

For his own campaign video, Ryan Beauchamp dresses up and gets down to business using a walking tour of Saybrook and Branford to explain the details of his campaign platform.

Only 24 hours into the official declarations of candidacy, Yalies can expect even more campaigning up through April 13 when polls open.

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