It’s probably no coincidence that Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, Obama for America, sounds a lot like that of a former 2004 candidate’s campaign: Dean for America. That’s also likely because some of the internet masterminds from the Howard Dean’s campaign now work for Obama’s bid.
The most recent hire was announced this weekend: former Dean Web strategist Joe Rospars will be Obama’s new media director on the campaign. He joins his former colleagues from the Dean Internet staff Gray Brooks and Jim Brayton, who has directed Obama’s internet operation since his 2004 Senate campaign.
For many Democrats, Howard Dean’s 2004 Presidential campaign is synonymous with innovation in internet politics. For many practical reasons, it was also the training ground for much of the Democratic internet talent on the market for 2008. Let’s check out the rest of the Dean Class of 2004 and see where they are now:
Monday, February 12, 2007
"Dean Internet Class of 2004 -- Where Are They Now?"