Monday, November 10, 2008

The First Wired In President

Even the most uninformed observer could see that one of the big advantages the Obama campaign had was their understanding of the internet. I'm glad to see they intend to keep that avenue of communication open.
Obama aides and allies are preparing a major expansion of the White House communications operation, enabling them to reach out directly to the supporters they have collected over 21 months without having to go through the mainstream media.

Just as John F. Kennedy mastered television as a medium for taking his message to the public, Obama is poised to transform the art of political communication once again, said Joe Trippi, a Democratic strategist who first helped integrate the Internet into campaigning four years ago.
They have already begun with the official transition website, that features news stories, a blog and a feedback form along with position papers. It's enough to give an old cynic like me hope for a more accountable chief executive.

[More posts daily at The Newshoggers and The Detroit News.]

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