Presidential candidate Chris Dodd has hired a traveling blogger to write and videoblog his campaign trips in real time. While candidates typically travel with a retinue of advisers, spokespersons and "body" aides, this may be the first traveling blogger in presidential campaign history.Howie P.S.: Melber says he lives in Seattle so we'll have to smoke him out, rub elbows and talk politics.
Update: The Dodd Campaign has now issued a press release quoting Tagaris' view of his new colleague: "Bringing an experienced blogger like Matt aboard gives us the exciting opportunity to provide Democratic primary voters with the kind of window into a campaign that hasn't been seen before in Presidential politics. [...] With Matt's help, the campaign will be able to successfully reach out to the blogosphere and the netroots and engage them in Senator Dodd's bold and exciting run for the White House."
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
"Dodd Campaign Hires Traveling Blogger"
Ari Melber (The Nation):