Yes, I know we're all (sweeping generalisation) Obama folk. But on the basis that it's always best to know what you're up against...
These are the latest campaign videos (as far as I can tell and as their websites reveal) from the 18 candidates still in the running. On occasion I have put in clips from debates etc if that's what the candidate is currently choosing to show (Newt Gingrich for example) and on other occasions when the candidate makes it hard to download the film - Jon Huntsman, stand in the corner- I've gone for the best proxy I can find.
It's fascinating viewing.
Before watching them, do read this excellent piece entitled 'US voters are not mad. Our stereotype of them is patronising and wrong' from Martin Kettle in The Guardian. It's a good context for seeing who is likely to emerge as the challenger to Obama.
So, here goes....
(very limited video available - this was the best I could find)
Strangely, seems to have no video or news appearences available. Anywhere. But here's his website
(13 minutes long - but after 30 secs or so, you'll have the idea...)
Just to be clear, Sarah Palin hasn't declared, and Tom Pawlenty has withdrawn. But if Sarah Palin were to declare she'd probably be running this...
(thanks to @themsley for that one)
Still time for others - but chances are it's one of the above.
Here we go...