At a media conference yesterday organized by the Personal Democracy Forum in New York, Republicans admitted that Obama is winning — hold on — winning the use of the Internet as a pointed campaign tool. Though advanced in 2000 and 2004, senior Republican advisers now admit they've let their online warfare morph from a sword into a gummy worm.
One stat that points to that? Obama just hit a million supporters on Facebook. McCain must be cold and lonely in cyberspace, only having 150,000 peeps to poke.
Though McCain's web strategist says the number of friends isn't all that, and that McCain does get the web: "You don't have to use a computer to know how it shapes the country. John McCain is aware of the internet. This is a man who has a long history of understanding a range of issues."
Clinton's internet chief pegged '08 as the year the Internet "arrived." Do you think this is true? How has the Internet shaped your involvement with the campaign? Have you donated or volunteered through the web for the first time? Blogged about it?