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He's Finally the Nominee–Time for BoomTown's Favorite Obama Videos!

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Sen. Barack Obama clinched the Democratic presidential nomination this week, so we’d be remiss if we did not revisit some of the many videos online that have popped up around the charismatic candidate that this column has referenced.

Tomorrow: McCain videos! Really!

First, the interview Walt Mossberg and I did last week at the sixth D: All Things Digital conference with News Corp. head Rupert Murdoch, in which he–in an unexpected move–appeared to be warming to Obama:

An Obama Girl attack on Sen. Hillary Clinton that I did not care for very much:

The super-cool Obama-”West Wing” mashup, which is totally coming true:

The very funny “Saturday Night Live” Obamapology:

And, of course, the mother of them all–the original Obama Girl video. Apparently, she has a crush on Obama:


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