Monday, May 21, 2007

"We're losing the Web right now."-GOP Strategist

Interesting article in the Washington Post this morning about Dems beating GOP online.
There is a widening gap between Democrats and Republicans on the Internet. "For the most part Republicans are stuck in Internet circa 2000.

Peter Leyden, director of the New Politics Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank that in recent months has been advising Democratic members of Congress and their staffs on how to take full advantage of the Web, argues that the culture of Democrats is a much better fit in the Internet world.

"What was once seen as a liability for Democrats and progressives in the past -- they couldn't get 20 people to agree to the same thing, they could never finish anything, they couldn't stay on message -- is now an asset," Leyden said. "All this talking and discussing and fighting energizes everyone, involves everyone, and gets people totally into it."

The New Politics Institute is unambiguous in our recommendation that progressives “engage the blogs” this fall and in the years to come. All things considered, the blogs are a huge asset for progressives, as the accompanying memo powerfully argues.


gatordem said...

Conservatism, by its very nature, does not lend itself to the kind of creativity necessary for an effective internet strategy.

Having said that, they can copy what we have innovated. So we better keep innovating one step ahead of them.

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