Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Worth A Million Words

John Dickerson at Slate discusses, and gives links to five exammples, of How Web videos dismantled Joe Lieberman:
Regardless of who wins the election Tuesday, Lamont's forces have proved one lesson of campaigns in the digital age: Content is king. Throughout the contest, the challenger's supporters produced and circulated a steady stream of videos that were witty, powerful, and in a way became the fulcrum of the campaign. ...

You're Always on, Senator. All candidates know what it's like to dodge the nutty voter in the parking lot after a speech. Now that voter has a camera. ... Every candidate from now on has to worry that their words to the fellow with the stringy hair at the Waffle House will be seen around the world.

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