Barack Obama, presidential hopeful, has decided to simulcast a real-life visit with an Iowa family in his HQ in Second Life. The simulcast will not be live video feed, but instead, will have a licensed avatar mimic his mannerisms over a stream of his audio. I do not claim to understand, I just report this stuff.
See Obama's Officially Licensed Avatar Run for President
There is also an Obama rally at SL's Capitol Hill this Saturday for any one who cannot get enough virtual campaigning.
Speaking of virtual politics, check this article about the French Presidential election heating up in SL. There appears to be virtual violence in the form of push guns and pig grenades...oh French people.
The French Fight...For Once