Two weeks ago, he was just another political strategist working in Washington. But now Philip de Vellis has been revealed as the creator of Hillary 1984, the anti-Hillary Clinton video that in the past two weeks has been watched by around 1.4 million

24th March, 2007

Ominously for the Barack Obama team, the 33year-old De Vellis has ties to the Obama campaign – until last week he was employed by a firm, Blue State Digital, that advises the Illinois Democrat on his internet presence.

‘‘The internet video sensation that targeted Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton now has rival Senator Barack Obama on the spot,” wrote Maureen Dowd in the New York Times.

The video is a clever mash-up of...

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