Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Arianna Huffington: The Internet and the Death of Rovian Politics

Interesting times; read the full post for more details.

Age has finally become an issue for John McCain. But the problem isn't the candidate's 72 years; it's the antediluvian approach of his campaign.

McCain is running a textbook Rovian race: fear-based, smear-based, anything goes. But it isn't working. The glitch in the well-oiled machine? The Internet.

"We are witnessing the end of Rovian politics," Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google told me. And YouTube, which Google bought in 2006 for $1.65 billion, is one of the causes of its demise.

Arianna Huffington: The Internet and the Death of Rovian Politics

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