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Who is Right on Iraq and Afghanistan – McCain or Obama? Vote Now on and Make Your Voice Heard New Website Lets Voters Compare and Vote on 2008 Campaign Videos and Soundbites Adds a Dimension to Video Content Sites: Users Can Not Only Watch Videos But Compare Them Side by Side and Cast Votes on Statements, Soundbites and Controversies

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NEW YORK (Business Wire EON) July 23, 2008 -- Which Presidential candidate is right about Iraq and Afghanistan? Republican John McCain, who says the surge is working, or Democrat Barack Obama, who says that focusing on Iraq and not Afghanistan was a grave mistake that put our national security at risk?

You can vote today at ( – the first Website that allows voters to directly compare and vote on video soundbites from the election campaign.

The latest pollClash – posted today – compares the candidates' statements to ABC News on Monday, July 21, as Sen. Obama visited Iraq on the first stage of his fact-finding visit to the Mideast and Europe. Obama told ABC that the Bush administration's decision to focus on Iraq was a strategic mistake that had put success in Afghanistan at risk. Sen. McCain countered that failure in Iraq would put Afghanistan at risk and that "the surge is working."

The new pollClash asks you:

Which candidate is right about Iraq and Afghanistan? Which is right about the war on terror? Which is better qualified to keep the U.S. safe? You can show how you feel – and how strongly you feel – by moving a slider to answer each question. Once you vote, you'll be able to see instantly how your vote compared to other voters. And you can join the debate by reading and posting comments right on the site. is a new way to make your voice heard in the 2008 campaign.

To learn more, contact Katarina Wenk-Bodenmiller of Sommerfield Communications at (212) 255-8386 or

About ( is a simple way for voters to share their opinions and get their voices heard on key issues in the 2008 campaign. On voters can compare two videos side by side – then vote on them. By choosing between two viewpoints by using a simple slider, voters are able to show how strongly they feel about a question, issue or position. They can also see instantly how their vote compares to the overall total, comment on the videos, and submit video ideas for future polls. was created by Clashware and Sommerfield Communications/Pulse. Both organizations are committed to objectivity in developing the poll questions and the summaries of poll results.

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