Slate’s William Saletan argues that the Lieberman/Lamont race demonstrates that the ‘net is indisputably vital to modern politics. The proof? Not that Lamont used internet politics well (which he did), but that Lieberman’s people treated a last-minute site crash as A Very Big Deal and possibly the result of dirty tricks.
Archive for August 9th, 2006
The Washington Post has an excellent article analyzing how Lamont pulled it off: moving from essentially no name recognition in March to victory yesterday. Some takeaways for online political professionals which apply both to electoral and advocacy campaigns: