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Step Back From That Mac

There's a genre of candidate video created in this election: the montage of happy, popular, friendly moments from campaign appearances, over-edited because they can be. They come from someone on the campaign who discovers iMovie on the Mac and says, "I can be a filmmaker, too." They edit together a bunch of clips and quotes and put them to music. Voila: the three-minute masterpiece. Problem is, they're usually cheesy, uninformative, and long, and often embarrassing. I don't know why they bother. Here's the latest example, from Joe Biden: