Democratic presidential hopefuls showed over the weekend the increasing dominance of the web as a political tool. Hillary Clinton and the lesser-known Bill Richardson both opted against the traditional launch - a televised speech in a hall or other public arena, surrounded by family, flags and a few dozen supporters - and announced their intentions on the internet.
But while the political potential of the web is enormous, the limitations will be exposed in next January's primaries. The number of potential voters is so small that the best way to influence them remains face to face, and that is what Mrs Clinton, Mr Obama and Mr Edwards will be doing - assuming their web campaigns have done the work to keep them in the race.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
"Hillary and the Democrats choose web as the new deal"