Republicans getting smart about Internet politics

Republicans getting smart about Internet politics

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Despite the Dean people and Democracy for America, it looks like the national Democratic party isn't getting it.

However, Chris Nolan, a noted journalist, points out, the Republicans might get it.

Republicans aren’t fooling around with 'blog semantics and social software and better tools to re-engineer Democracy or start a conversation or change politics as they know it. They don’t think it’s necessary to reinvent a perfectly working set of wheels. They’re in the White House and they understand – as Reed told D host and organizer Walt Mossberg, as he told the New York Lefties a few weeks ago at the Personal Democracy Forum — that the ‘net restores a human element to politics. It takes politics back to being the networked social activity it was before it was ruined by television, by consultants (who are paid as they place television ads) and by the belief that all political battles could (and should) be fought on TV.

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