Ryan Meili – Agriculture Video

I don't know how many of these videos Ryan has up his sleeve but the first on Aboriginal Issues and now this one on Agriculture make me excited to see the rest – they're very professionally done and give a great insight into his way of thinking. 

The strategy of creating these videos reminds me of this post I did about how there's been a transition from text to video in how people learn.  The post starts from an article I read which claimed that YouTube is actually surpassing Google as a search engine of choice for many people.  To put it another way, you can read a web page about how to change the oil in the your car or how to carve a turkey.  But watching a video rather than reading a text description can really bring the experience home in a way that flat, 2-D text can't.  Same with Ryan's videos – you should read Ryan's policy statements.  But hearing and seeing him and others speak to the ideas really brings it home in a different way.

Also of note – Ryan's also getting some fairly big names to appear in these videos – people who haven't formally endorsed him (yet?) but whose appearance in these videos probably means they're sympathetic to/supportive of his campaign.  That should draw some attention within the general party ranks and show that he's a serious candidate in case there are still some out there who have their doubts. 

Comments 2

  1. Anonymous wrote:

    I had the opertunity to meet with all the NDP Leadership candidates the other day. We were charged with picking the candidate our organization would suport in the leadership race. Deb higgins was cold, unprepared and seemed put off by having to meet with us. Dwayne lingenfelter was very professional, prepared, researched our isues, had the answers to our questions, and seemed personable and happy to meet with us. Yens peterson was unprepared, uninformed, and danced around every single question from his stance on uranium, to his stance on rural issues. The only straight answer we got was his name, and after hearing him out i am suspicouse that yens is his real name. Ryan Meili Was Intelligent, Excited, and personable in that nice but akwardly intelectual way. He came across as honest, dedicated and full of zeal. His ideas though well thought out and intelligent came across as utopian, and unrealistic. he knew the issues but had no real insight into the actuall heart of them. I beleive he is the most socialist of the four. Unfortunatly we all liked him, feel he would make a tremendous mla, but without some experience the world of politics will eat him alive. He is the kind of guy who inspires people with his high minded, idealistic aproach to the issues, but i dont think he understands the process and how hard it would be to implement the ideas he has.
    I hope you appreciate the irony of me being part of the process to pick an NDP leader.

    Posted 12 May 2009 at 12:35 pm
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Are your initials BT?

    Posted 16 May 2009 at 1:24 pm
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