I haven’t decided which Democratic candidate I am supporting for 2008, but it’s clear that candidates’ use of social media will have a huge impact on the outcome of each one’s race. (I’m sure the grammar police will tell me if i got the cases right in that sentence.)
Obama makes blogs available to constituents, and has some other features that foster community in ways not chanced before in politics. Clinton has experience and money on her side. My money is on a Clinton-Obama Democratic ticket in 2008.
Crystal Paterson is Hilary’s campaign blogger. Joe Rospars is Obama’s chief blogger.
And therein lies the rub. Will either candidate have the time or inclination to be personally involved on their social media sites, or are they just marketing ploys? Stay tuned.