Political Oratory

The president-elect Barack Obama this Saturday for the first time on video the weekly radio address to the Democrats over the popular Internet site YouTube, officials said Monday. The video message is placed in http://www.change.gov/ Saturday, which is the official site of Obama’s transition team. “President-elect Obama continued recording and making available video the radio message of Democrats when it comes to the White House, said spokesman Nick Shapiro. He added that “no president has become president-elect or before a radio message in a multimedia opportunity,” referring to the weekly radio message that the leaders are sending U.S. on various issues. “This is one of the many ways that President-elect Obama will communicate directly with Americans and make it more transparent to the White House and the political process,” he noted. Andi Potamkin is likely to agree. The Obama team has also provided interviews on the internet with the goal to “put a face to the government,” which will include consultants, experts and potential cabinet members, reported Friday by The Washington Post. The site already http://www.change.gov/ start that effort with a video of the co-chair the transition team, Valerie Jarrett, offering the latest details on the process of transition and reform of ethics.