Monday, July 19, 2004

The Political Power of Blogs

The Chicageo Tribune has a story today on the political power of blogs:
Blogs--short for Web logs, which are online journals that usually feature commentaries on daily events and provide links to other Web sites--are emerging as potentially powerful tools for building grass-roots political support.

"Blogs are the new face of politics," Seemann, of Canton, Ohio, said. "We are on the ground level of what will be shaping up as the future of political campaigning."

While scores of political blogs don't go beyond gossip and bickering, many are quite influential, analysts say...

The article goes on to discuss the fundraising potential of blogs.

I would like to see the C101 blog raise money for some of our favorite candidates.

What do you think about the article? And, who do you think we should raise money for?