HONOLULU – President-elect Barack Obama's top asset in pushing his agenda will not be his Cabinet secretaries or aides, but rather his online network. Obama's political e-mail list tops 13 million names, a digital force that the incoming White House can tap to push for his legislation, tamp down critics or bolster popular support. It's also a way for Obama to reach into every state, every city, and every neighborhood.Barack Obama
The RNC, however, is not ceding the Internet.
Engineers and political hands have collaborated to identify 40 million GOP voters online, using commercial databases and their internal voter files.
"It doesn't take a lot to inspire movement and community online," said Krohn, the RNC's top Internet operative. "The notion that we can't catch up, I don't buy that premise because change happens so quickly on the Internet."
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
"Obama's online backers key to pushing his agenda"
Philip Elliot (AP pool reporter):