Sunday, October 01, 2006
Please to Gird Loins
This will be an important class, and I hope you have been hunting around in the blogs long enough to have developed your own working theory (or at least a bunch of questions) about the role blogs and the internet played in this election. A reminder: Our guests will include Tim Tagaris who came to CT to run Lamont's internet operation. And Dan Gerstein, a longtime Lieberman aide with roots in both CT and D.C. Gerstein had left Lieberman but rejoined him to help in the campaign, especially -- I would argue --because the Lieberman operation, pre-Gerstein, could not put out the meme fires that would start on the internet and spread to the MSM. Although the Lieberman campaign did eventually establish a blogging voice, I don't think it had much luck matching Lamont in terms of the support from the hard-to-control, spontaneously generated independent blogs. Why do you think that was? What is there that is fundamental to the nature of blogs that the Lieberman candidacy could not access? And did it matter? We won't really know for another five weeks.
Posted by Printer's Devil at 10:56 AM