Archive for October 8th, 2003

InstaPundit on Closed versus Open in the Clark Campaign

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Glenn Reynolds commenting on the closed versus open split in the Clark campaign:

As I said at BloggerCon, on the Internet you get power by giving up
control. The Dean people seem to get this. Clark’s people, so far,
don’t. And they’ve started their campaign late enough that they’re
going to have to learn fast if they’re going to learn at all.

Closed versus Open in Wesley Clark’s campaign

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The technology-savvy, young campaign manager for the Clark campaign has quit, according to a New York Times/Associated Press story noted by Dave. 

“Donnie Fowler, 35, told associates he was leaving over widespread
concerns that supporters who used the Internet to draft Clark into the
race are not being taken seriously by top campaign officials. Fowler
also complained that the campaign’s message and methods are focused too
much on Washington, not key states, said two associates who spoke on
condition of anonymity.”

Three years ago several of us made
a concerted effort to help the Gore campaign understand the potential
of the Internet to enhance political communities and movements, and
help the campaign win.  We were told that we
were na

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