If you were running for office and your opponent’s campaign had a video camera following you, what would you say? If you were George Allen, you’d use a racial slur.
Before YouTube, this video might not have seen much airplay. Those days are over. Politicians need to come to terms with having every flaw recorded and broadcast, every statement fact-checked and blogged. Voter need to come to terms with an avalanche of information.
For now, Allen continues to lead in the polls.