Internet Fund Raising Pays Off For Presidential Hopeful
from the a-sign-of-things-to-come dept
I’ll admit that I haven’t been paying much attention to Presidential election politics yet (trying to avoid it for as long as possible), but the one name I keep hearing come up in conversations concerning how the candidates use the internet is Howard Dean. Now he’s announced that he’s the first candidate to raise $1 million from online-only fundraising. While all the candidates are using the internet to some extent, Dean has really been focusing a lot of his efforts on the internet – which makes sense because he’s less well-known and doesn’t have the same offline fundraising powers as some of the more well-known candidates. I also have seen a number of articles about how Dean has embraced internet-organized rallies via Meetup. Not knowing anything about his politics, it is good to see any candidates learning to embrace the internet for what it allows them to do. Update: Wired is running an article about how Dean has embraced new technologies as well.
Comments on “Internet Fund Raising Pays Off For Presidential Hopeful”
Dean and the net
Mike – It goes a lot further than just fundraising.
Governor Dean’s campaign has been a broad and deep embrace of the Internet. Consider:
In addition, they secured Rep. Zoe Lofgren’s endorsement early on – a critical supporter given her connections to Silicon Valley. Governor Dean’s campaign manager, Joe Trippi, is originally from San Jose and understands the important role the technology can play (he is a frequent contributor not just to the campaign’s blog but to other blogs as well).
These guys get it.
(You can also visit my blog focused on the campaign here.)
Re: Dean and the net
The is the absolute truth. I am the Middlesex County, NJ Coordinator and a Meetup leader for this campaign. I’ve had the honor of meeting Dean, and WOW… what a better country we would live in if this man was on the bridge.
Check out my website, I have a lot of Dean info with a lot of downloadable video as well.