July 23rd, 2007
09:52 AM ET
11 years ago

Candidates using Internet to turn buzz into votes

Barack Obama's FaceBook page has nearly 110,000 supporters.

CHARLESTON, South Carolina (CNN) - John Walsh is a veteran Democratic operative who concedes technology hasn't always been his strong suit.

"I describe my technical expertise this way: I don't understand how they put those little people in my television but I know how to use the clicker," Walsh says - with a laugh.

But he is now the Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman because of his work helping Deval Patrick go from long shot to Massachusetts governor in the 2006 election cycle, in part because of innovative use of the Internet in campaign organizing.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Will - Miami, Fl

    Again CNN deliberately ignores the candidate that is TRULY making a "buzz" on the internet.

    It's incredible how the media REFUSE to cover Dr. Ron Paul.

    July 23, 2007 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  2. Robert, Edwards AFB, CA

    An internet campaigning article that completely ignores Ron Paul? Wow.

    July 23, 2007 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  3. Anonymous

    What about the group vehemently opposed to Hillary? Theres more in that group than in a lot of other politically oriented groups. Way to Go CNN, you continue to show your blatant bias.

    July 23, 2007 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  4. bret, atl, ga

    Who approves these articles, I have to wonder? What sort of weird vacuum do they live in?

    Rah rah Obama. Yeah, he's definitely got the momentum on the 'net and in the country. /sarcasm

    July 23, 2007 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  5. Geoff, Houston, TX

    The media refuses to cover a lot of important things. Find your news by searching relentlessly for it.

    July 23, 2007 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |