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Can an Obama-like Campaign Work in France?

BY Antonella Napolitano | Wednesday, March 21 2012

Fran├žois Hollande during a public speech. Photo: Parti Socialiste /Flickr

According to a recent survey, 39% of French people say the Internet will play an important role in the electoral campaign. The main opponent to President Sarkozy, the Socialist candidate Fran├žois Hollande, seems to consider the web as an important battlefield. His digital strategy seems inspired by the 2008 Obama campaign. Will it be enough to generate the same kind of mass participation in online politics in France? Read More

Alan Grayson Vows a Return

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, July 12 2011

Former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, who came to office in 2008 with the support of the online left and whose term was an experiment in the ability of the Internet to keep a candidate viable who does not quite toe the party ... Read More

PdF 2008: Elizabeth (and John) Edwards Drop in on the Conference via Skype Video

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 26 2008

Here's the clip of Andrew Rasiej interviewing Elizabeth Edwards at home via Skype video Monday at PdF2008, when John Edwards happens to drop in. They discuss the impact of the Internet on politics 2008. Edwards says it's ... Read More

No Bounce for McCain?

BY Ari Melber | Monday, February 18 2008

"Point out the bounce!" (As Jay-Z would say.) Read More