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SNADFU: Obama Campaign Places Nevada Ad in South Carolina

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, January 15 2008

Managing placements of online ads can be a challenge, as the Obama campaign recently learned. With more caucuses and primaries approaching, his campaign accidentally placed an ad for Nevada on a South Carolina TV news ... Read More

Fleshy Handshakes vs. Virtual Handshakes

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, January 10 2008

Declan McCullagh suggested yesterday that it was the offline efforts, not the online efforts that won the day in New Hampshire Tuesday: "In other words, it was anything but high-tech. Sure, there were robo-calls and ... Read More

Losing Language Control, Not Message Control

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, December 27 2007

Colin Delany's comments on Matt Bai's recent NYT article reminds me of so many conversations I have had about how Google killed message control. For a long time, I have argued that campaigns cannot control their message ... Read More

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, November 20 2007

Like John Locke, I believe that all conflicts can be resolved by rational discourse. Of course, both sides have to be rational and discoursing. But if the planets align, the wonders of rational decision-making can be the ... Read More

Three New Websites to Check Out

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Friday, October 19 2007

Three new websites popped up in the last couple weeks: Straight2theCandidates, Connect2Elect and the Spartan Internet Political Performance (SIPP) Index. Straight2theCandidates is a citizen question aggregator that helps ... Read More

Coming Soon...

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, August 23 2007

Democracy Now reported this morning that the Republican lobbying firm of Barbour, Griffith, and Rogers is working for former Iraqi interim prime minister Ayad Allawi in his upcoming bid to replace current Iraqi Prime ... Read More

Search Me... or Mortgage Crisis, What Mortgage Crisis?

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Wednesday, August 15 2007

I have been hearing a lot lately about we are facing a mortgage crisis of huge proportions. Lenders have overextended themselves with high risk, variable interest rate loans and now people are defaulting on loans in ... Read More

Check Out the Daily Show Analysis of the CNN/YouTube Presidential Debate

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, July 24 2007

The Daily Show, as expected, delivered the definitive analysis of the CNN/YouTube debate. You have got to see it. Check it out here. Read More

Edwards' SMS Fundraising Campaign: An Interview With the Campaign's New Media Strategist

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Tuesday, July 3 2007

Justin Oberman’s post on the Edwards campaign’s recently launched SMS fundraising campaign prompted a series of questions from fellow TechPresident contributor Colin Delany about the ability of other ... Read More

Meet the Press Does Wonders for Web Traffic

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Sunday, July 1 2007

I just tried to access and got a CPU is Overloaded message. A few minutes later, I was able to access this unattributed blog, littered with typos. I am still not sure what this site is about, after all, I ... Read More