Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Weblog video clip- response

Overall, I thought this segment really shed light on the benefits of blogging in regards to politcs and voter decision. Even if the information that people are seeking out is biased, produced by an average joe blogger, it is still information. I completely agreed with the woman who said that she was sick of voting for the "lesser of the two evils" in an election. She was able to gain information early about a potential candidate and then follow him into midterm elections. The fact that she then was proud to give money to his campaign is such a good example of how politics can work today. It was not the advertisements that drew her to this man, but the fact that he called her personally after receiving a donation. Although this is completely unrealistic in bigger cities, I thought this was a good example of how ideal politics might work in our society. I really do think that blogging can help increase voter turnout and most definitely influence public opinion in elections.

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