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John McCain’s Eerily Quiet Campaign

John McCain’s Eerily Quiet Campaign

Is he out of ideas, or is he holding back for a reason? Last week, I was wondering what John McCain was going to do to keep his campaign exciting and relevant now that he's got the Republican nomination in the bag. He certainly hasn't been showing us much on the full color printing front, and the same has to be said about his web presence. In fact, as of today, his blog hasn't been posted to since he won the nomination! As it turns out, John McCain and me have been thinking the same thing. Last week, he told reporters that he's not sure what his campaign is going to do, either! He turned this race around for himself by getting personal with NH voters and journalists, but he can't use this same strategy while running a national campaign. The thing is, it's not actually as hard as McCain is making it out to be. With the flexibility and […]

The Fine Print: Why Ron Paul and Mike Gravel Don’t Stand a Chance

The Fine Print: Why Ron Paul and Mike Gravel Don’t Stand a Chance

Does the web have the power to elect the next President? Or are online politics all bark and no bite? First Mike Gravel, now Ron Paul. The internet is showing its support for its favorite underdogs. And of course, it would. That's the nature of web culture, to make the voice of the little guy heard. In this way, the web seems to have the potential, in a sense, to bring a semblance of true democracy to the voting process. In a true democracy, anybody can run for President. In a true democracy, anybody can become the President. It's great. We've been missing that in this country for a long time. Did you know that when we first started electing our officials, people would cross out the names on the provided paper ballots, and just write in the names of the people they wanted to see in office? No longer. Instead of voting for whoever we want, we vote strategically […]

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