July 9th, 2007
02:31 PM ET
9 years ago

Race to '08: impact of the internet

Listen to the latest Race to '08 podcast.

CNN's Lisa Goddard talks with an industry insider about the impact of the internet on political aspirations.

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  1. Pixie, Murfreesboro, TN

    lol an echo chamber?

    Well I guess that is a possibility. Then again, I am reminded of the run up to the Iraq war when EVERYONE! just knew exactly how many WMDs Saddam had and where they were and by god, we were going to war! I remember debating with folks before the war and telling them that I wasn't convinced that there were any WMDs and most of the time they would just stop talking and look at me funny.
    I would say that the main stream media is more of an echo chamber than the internet. At least online there were varying viewpoints, on the sunday news circuit you had variations of the same pro-war viewpoint, but almost NEVER a truly dissenting voice.

    oh and as an aside, I would also have to disagree with this kid's interpretation of Fred Thompson's chawing on his cigar and telling Moore to F- off as being clever. Arrogant? Yes. Pompous? Yes. Clever? Hardly.

    July 9, 2007 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. Will - Miami, Fl

    It's amazing that Ron Paul wasn't mentioned AT ALL in this segment. How the heck can you have a discussion about the impact of the internet on the 2008 race without talking about Ron Paul??

    These jerks will stop at nothing to exclude this honest, just man.

    July 9, 2007 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Woody Engle, family in all 50 states of the U.S.A.

    Texas Congressman Ron Paul has a overwhelming lead over all other candidates on the internet.

    His "Freedom" from government message rings like a clarion bell all across America.

    The internet has facilitated a grass roots campaign for Dr. Paul that is spreading like wildfire.

    The mainstream media's ability to censor the news is stopped dead in its tracks by the internet.

    Join a local Ron Paul group at:

    July 9, 2007 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  4. bret,atl,ga

    Clearly another attempt to marginalize the Internet as "fringe."

    Newspapers continue to die, and people want to act like the Internet is still some sort of curiosity for children. I got news for you, just like the republican party, old media will have to change and adapt or it will die.

    July 9, 2007 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  5. Kenneth Johnson, Dallas,TX

    Hhm. I see a glaring exclusion. I haven’t decided who I will vote for in the primary – but anytime I want to search out information on candidates I am inundated with Ron Paul information. No other Republican candidate comes close to his level Internet coverage.

    If this is really about Internet impact – I would have to say you missed a good opportunity to report the perfect example.

    July 9, 2007 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  6. Indy for Ron Paul Indianapolis, IN

    When the media makes such a glaring error, you best believe it was on purpose. CNN can make a difference that isn't in stock price, or in advertising dollars. They can make a difference for our future. Give him a chance and we'll all live in a better world come January 2009. The great thing about these snubs is that it validates our thinking, that he's dangerous enough to really make a change. That, my friends, is exhilirating.

    Let's get him the money and support that he needs.

    Go Ron Paul

    July 9, 2007 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |