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.