Blogs Are a Great Way to Reach Hundreds of Losers at a Time
"Dear Governor Warner..."
ATTENTION READERS: THIS MAY BE YOUR LAST CHANCE TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF CONFUSED MORONS WHO READ ABOUT THIS "INTERNET" THING AND THINK IT'S GONNA BE BIG
Several of the potential presidential contenders have already hired staffers to help them connect with the online world. Warner now spends one hour each week with his blog advisor, a prominent liberal blogger named Jerome Armstrong. [...] Vilsack has hired Kevin Thurman, a 26-year-old Internet consultant, to help him meet with bloggers on education, an issue the governor is keenly interested in. A Frist staffer named Stephen Smith, 24, meets regularly with the Republican Senator and keeps him updated on what the blogs are talking about and helps Frist record his podcasts.
Seriously, you have until 2008, when it will finally be proven conclusively that blogs have no effect whatsoever on a candidate's performance, to make a fast buck off a sucker with an exploratory committee. MAKE YOUR MOVE. Maybe you'll get a book deal out of it! But whomever you attach yourself too, make sure to point out how their half-assed attempts to tap into this World Wide Web business is unique from everyone else's. "Information age," "dot-comdidate," Army of Gate-Crashers, down with consultants, get our agent on the phone.
Campaigning on the Blogs [Time]