Internet contributions

Regardless of the outcome of the presidential campaign this year, it would be a terrible mistake — a deep misreading of the situation — to assert that the internet did not come of age in political campaigns during this cycle.  Witness non-Howard Dean candidate John Kerry’s statement on fundraising today: “We’re doing spectacularly, we raised an extraordinary amount, a record amount on the Internet in the past 24 hours.”  Gov. Dean has been the pace-setter in terms of using internet to campaign this cycle, but he’s not the only one who has benefited from harnessing its powers.

[Disclosure: in my personal capacity, I support Senator Kerry in his candidacy for president and am a member of his environment steering committee.]

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