With the penetration of the internet so low, it's unlikely that e-mail virals or youtube will play a major role in the forthcoming general elections in 2009. That won't stop political parties and advertising agencies from trying.
The opportunities in the era of 24X7 news television are immense. Politicians are on TV all the time, and every word that they utter (or don't utter) is on record. Creatives can have a ball, as they did with this one for Obama. That's our Monday Morning Gloom Buster.