The Top 20 US election YouTube ads in the 2012 campaign

Mitt Romney Gangam StyleWith the election now decided we take a quick look back at some of the ads that made an impact and helped Barack Obama on the road to victory and a second term as well as some of those that Mitt Romney and his supporters put out against him.

Included here is Obama’s groundbreaking ‘The Road We’ve travelled’, Girls creator Lena Dunham’s controversial ‘First Time’ as well as Joss Whedon and Sarah Silverman all stumping for Obama. And, of course, no list from this campaign would be complete without Samuel L Jackson ‘Wake the F*** Up’. Job done on that front.

We were told over and over, and I have written it many times myself, that this election has been the Twitter election and it has been in so many senses. But looking back it is easy to see the impact that YouTube has played. Many ads, which barely played on TV, made their impact online making YouTub’e role a huge one during the 2012 Presidential Election with so many videos going viral and racking up millions and millions of views.

Here are some of those ads that have scored most highly during the campaign topped by Mitt Romney going (what else) Gangnam style. Guessing he won’t be dancing like this today.

1. Mitt Romney Style (Gangnam Style Parody)

2. Tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney

3. Homer Simpson Votes 2012

4. Joss Whedon On Romney

4. President Obama Announces the 2012 Launch of African Americans for Obama

5. “Eye Of The Sparrow” — A Bad Lip Reading of the First 2012 Presidential Debate

6. American Future Fund’s ad attacking President Barack Obama’s ties to Wall Street

7. Obama: The Road We’ve travelled

8. Original Obamaphone Lady: Obama Voter Says Vote for Obama because he gives a free Phone

9. Big Bird – Obama for America TV Ad

10. Lena Dunham: Your First Time

11. Mitt Romney on Obama Voters (47%)

12. Clint Eastwood empty chair Obama interview

13. Republicans Couldn’t Say It Better (official)

14. RNC* web ad ‘Laughing at the Issues’ (official)

15. Republican 12 Million Jobs (official)

16. Republican – America’s Comeback Team (official)

17. Samuel L Jackson – Wake the F*** Up

18. Sarah Silverman – Let My People Vote

19. Mitt Romney Debates Himself

20. Happy Mother’s Day (official)