The Republican National Committee is hammering on Barack Obama over gas prices.
What caught our eye is their methodology.
RNC spokesman Paul Lindsay sent us this YouTube video below combining Texas news clips on gas prices with statements from Obama and John McCain.
The video was posted by someone with the YouTube handle skfhsdfsd. So far, it's the only video posted on the site associated with this account.
Here's the weird part.
There are two other videos on YouTube that are almost identical. The difference is one uses news clips from Indiana and the other from Oregon. Both of those clips were also filed by people with weird nonsensical online IDs (asdlkfjasdlk and skdfjhfjhse) and both accounts also have just those videos online so far.
None of these clips have any info explaining who is behind them.
We're waiting to hear from Lindsay about if he knows who is behind these online ads. If the RNC produced them, and that would make sense since they're the ones promoting them to reporters, why aren't they taking credit?
UPDATE: Lindsay confirmed the RNC made all of the state-specific ads. Still waiting to hear why they weren't posted on the RNC's official YouTube channel.
UPDATE: An RNC official said these videos are solely for public viewing on the web, hence no "RNC is responsible for this ad" disclaimer necessary. I got no response to my questions about their choice of weird YouTube usernames.