Are we up for online oratory?
Remember the days when a major speech in a public hall by a fine orator could influence an election campaign? No, me neither - I'm not that old.
With the disastrous exception of Neil Kinnock's Sheffield rally in 1992, public performances by great speakers don't seem to matter any more, now that everything is reduced to 15 second soundbites.
But perhaps two things are changing that - the culture of "live", and YouTube.
There's a good case to be made that the British public is more enthusiastic than ever about live events - not just music, but lectures by public figures and even debates about quite high-minded topics.
From Glastonbury to the Hay book festival, live events are thriving, and there even seems to be some enthusiasm for seeing politicians in the flesh, and listening to them speak at length.
But it's YouTube which is giving political speeches both wider distribution and a longer shelf-life.
Barack Obama may be largely responsible for this phenomenon - he has a number of speeches on YouTube with more than a million views, notably this one in March 2008 called A More Perfect Union which deals with race and other matters.
Now, rather late in the day, British politicians and their supporters are trying to show that good old-fashioned oratory - rather than flashy election videos - can be a way of reaching voters.
Labour supporters rushed to Twitter and other social networks last night to promote this video of Gordon Brown speaking at the Citizens UK event at Central Hall, Westminster. They described it as his most passionate speech ever - and it has managed to get almost 20,000 views in less than 24 hours.
The Conservatives have been much more active on YouTube than Labour, with regular behind-the-scenes videos giving intriguing glimpses of their campaign. There are fewer videos that are just unvarnished speeches - the Tories tell me there is more appetite for short clips - but you can find major addresses by the Conservative leader, including the famous one where he spoke without notes to win over his party conference in 2005.
Nick Clegg has not had much traffic on YouTube until the campaign increased his public recognition by a considerable degree. But here's a video of his speech at the Liberal Democrat conference last year, which has received nearly 18,000 views - the majority of them in the last six weeks.
So there does still appear to be an appetite for oratory in the UK, and YouTube is giving voters a chance to listen again to speeches, without having to let television journalists tell them which are the best bits.
Mind you, it is still a minority sport - Gordon Brown's speech is attracting a decent number of viewers, but it's a long way behind clips of the snooker player John Higgins or of chaos at the end of a Championship football match.