Thursday, February 21, 2008

We're all chumps...

Rachel Marsden makes a good pointhere: With all this talk about the Internet being the next big thing in politics, why is no one spending campaign money on it? Where are the campaign ads on the big American blogs? With over $1 billion being spent on this year's presidential election, why aren't sites like Captain's Quarters, Little Gree Footballs, Huffington Post, and Rachel's getting festooned with great big expensive ads? Where are the ads on the Liberal, Tory and NDP blogs in Canada?
Maybe it's the old "why buy the cow..." thing?

4 comments:

Bob said...

Now there's a sequence of five words you won't see very often:

"Rachel Marsden makes a good point"...

The simple truth of it is that the political blogs are visited by people who are already sold, so why try and sell 'em?

Ottawa Watch said...

Perhaps, but the bloggers will eventually get bored and find something else to do, especially if jigsaw puzzles come back in a big way.
Actually, I've never found a blogger who I agree with. But I'm just hard to get along with.

James Goneaux said...

Basically, all blogs will be used for in an election will be in a negative sense, i.e., folks like Kinsella rooting through thousands of comments on an obscure blog to get one that he can relate, however tangentially, to a Tory...

Ottawa Watch said...

I suppose. That was tried in the last Ontario election but had hardly any effect that I could see.