Saturday, February 14, 2004

Dean's chief blogger looking for work

In a very interesting interview given to The American Prospect, former blogger-in-chief for the Dean campaign, Mathew Gross, revealed that he still thinks the Internet is vital to future campaigns. After quipping that Dean's chances for nomination were at least better than Carol Moseley Braun's, Gross said in response to "what lessons were learned":

The lesson is that technology, coupled with true grassroots support, can level the playing field. Actually, it can flip the playing field on its head, as it did in 2003. It's clear that any candidate who ignores the Internet in the future -- as most of the Democratic candidates did in the first half of 2003 -- is going to be at a severe disadvantage.