Tuesday, November 25, 2008

From Netroots to Rightroots?

The GOP is waking up to a bitter (technological) hangover. Al Gore didn't invent the Internet, but he might as well have.

"This is not just about making the Web central to your strategy. This is about ideas. This is about using the Internet to promote your ideas and build a movement," Finn says. In a span of 30 minutes, she says the word "movement" no fewer than 14 times."

Bringing up a good point: there are problems more endemic to the GOP than its neglect of the web. How about it's open disregard of demographic realities --that a party who continues to estrange Latino voters and an entire generation of young people, for example, is doomed to fail.

Creating a Facebook group or a MiGente account won't help. But how do you agitate for change, when your opponent is the candidate who practically copyrighted change? Take a deep look inward, my friends. Or, as liberals threatened in 2000 and then 2004--move to Canada.

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