Re: "I agree that it will likely not bring in a significant number of new voters but it is important for keeping the current fan base engaged."
I think your use of the phrase "fan base" is interesting because Obama, particularly, was seen as a rock star during his 2008 campaign. I think he's lost some of that appeal. I'd be interested in seeing if he actually responds to anyone who Tweets directly at him.
I agree that it will likely not bring in a significant number of new voters but it is important for keeping the current fan base engaged.
Sometimes i've seen when people are interviewed by the media, one thing they complain about is leaders who only remember the voter in the last minute. Not that twitter brings any one-on-one with the president but at least it shows some effort to connect with the voter.
Ron, you're right. And now that I've completely lost all faith in any and all of our politicians, I'm more interested in seeing how the social media election plays out than the actual one. Now that republicans have caught on, now that the voters are more tech-savvy and plugged-in than we were in 2008. Should be interesting.
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