Did some more reading last night and today, and I’m halfway through, and still reccommending Joe Trippi’s book The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised.
I found myself feeling the pain all over again of having Dean’s campaign get buried, and it’s really because people “don’t get it” about politics, and about the power of the Internet medium to carry community vibes in dramatic and powerful fashion. The Internet is not community, but a “Community of Communities”, and a “channel” and “enabler” of community. It doesn’t CREATE it, unless you consider how many “communities” are spawned out of clusters of people who wind up in the same “blog circle” or forum, or “meetup”.
I was thinking of how big it could be to get another Dean-like campaign going on the Kerry bandwagon (which for many, is more about getting Bush out than getting Kerry in— maybe that’s a terribly cynical sounding thing, but the issues at stake are nothing less than ethics in several key areas, and how we need to get rid of this buffoon who knows nothing of the environment, of Christian socail ethics, of the economy, or of scruples in his blatant selling of political favors to people likle “Kenny Boy” Lay. America needs a “regime change” and quick. Another four years wil certainly carry us to unholy levels of national deficit, as Bush’s buddies get rich on the things he’s delivering to them. Isn’t it enough that Bush’s biggest financial supporter is a criminal? Apparently not. The Bush propaganda machine keeps rolling , with the help of the Religious Right, who are shoving into the far reaches of unconsiousness the Biblical message for an “American Way of Life” that our children and grand children will have to pay for. Gee, am I anti-Bush? You betcha.