In the annals of American politics, open communication between voters and candidates has always been more of a theory than a reality. Until Governor Howard Dean, who not only has an extensive presence in the techie community, but who also has a fascinating weblog for his campaign: Dean for America.
The rhetoric on the weblog can be a bit thick at times, but there’s a tremendously exciting sense of participation when you read the entries and comments from both supporters and (occasionally) detractors. it’s politics in a form I’ve always wanted, where I can add my own two cents if I want to, and where we the voters actually have a voice. I haven’t yet decided which candidate I’ll support, but bravo, Governor Dean, for this exciting step forward in American political communication and outreach!