mea culpa - Obama has some tech stuff spread throughout the net, like a MySpace page, press videos on his campaign site, and podcasts on his legislative page. And, yes I have received enough emails from people who say Stoller is in no way an Obama fan. Still and all, the idea that he is leading in innovation is ridiculous.
Matt Stoller over at MyDD has this interesting habit of posting thoughts in the Breaking Blue section, which I can only guess he does because they are short nuggets of inner wisdom...and, that he doesn't want anyone to be able to respond.
So, I'd like to take this opportunity to respond:
Obamamediawatch Launches (Matt Stoller)
The netroots piece of the Obama movement is taking a page out of Dean's playbook. I think it was called the Dean Defenders, though I don't quite remember, but basically the strategy was to track Dean's coverage and yell at reporters. This is similar, though it looks more sophisticated, tracking pictures and probably using video at some point.
At this point, Obama, Clark and Edwards are the leaders in the netroots, at least according to the last MyDD straw poll (though I sense some stuff from the Clark folks). The innovation, such that there is, is coming from the Obama quarter.
Well, okay. First a little background Matt Stoller was the poster who brought us "Bad Edwards" concerning the Senator's email to supporters "Are you ready?", which he took in this way.
Instead he pretended to care about input and asked 'Should I run' when (1) he had already decided that he was going to run, (2) had announced he was going to announce in New Orleans, and (3) had aides tell the New York Times that he had already made his decision and that his supporters' feedback was irrelevant. The message to supporters is that they are gullible morons that are less important than sucking up to big media. A truly transformative President has to trust the American people, not play stupid and transparent games like this.
Of course, the point of the email was are you ready! But, lest I digress too far, back to the original post above.
The innovation, such that there is, is coming from the Obama quarter.
Right, so let's go take a gander at that innovative website.
Hmmm, one update this year on an aggregator site (hey, they added a second update). Wow, innovative stuff.
How about his website, let's go look at his blog. No link you say? Well, he doesn't have a blog. Innovative stuff.
I think you get my point. Look, I am obvious in my support, all that I ask is someone with as many page views as Stoller does the same.