A longer look at the use of YouTube videos can be found in the AP/Billings Gazette story, which also points out its use in memorializing the now infamous comment by Virginia Senator George Allen that the dark-skinned videographer for his rival's campaign was a "macaca."
"Within hours, the tape of Burns was on YouTube.com, set to 'Happy Trails to You....'"
So the ultimate in political warfare may be, gasp, the ACTUAL actions and statements of one's political opponents, rather than a rival campaign's interpreted spin (or often intentionally misinterpreted spin) on an opponent's actions and positions.
TRUTH, the new political spin. What a concept...