Losing Control

YouTube is making it difficult for candidates to control the terms of this Presidential Election.  More Americans are able to go to political events, tape them, and publish them online for all to see.  That means that candidates have to be on their toes constantly, and even more importantly, that they can’t say something to one audience and flip their position with another.  This is the kind of “guerrilla politics” that we need to be engaging in – all of us.  It is becoming more apparently that we, the American people, need to hold the candidates accountable for what they say and do because they’re not going to do it themselves (and the media certainly isn’t going to do it).

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6 Responses to “Losing Control”

  1. July 19, 2007 at 6:36 pm

    all too true! it makes them uncomfortable to be held accountable.

  2. 2 unitedwelay1
    July 19, 2007 at 6:43 pm

    I think we’re past a point where we can really worry about anyone’s comfort.

  3. July 20, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    You mean, politicians will have to stand by what they say?
    Ahhhhhh, the horror!!!!
    Years of therapy…

  4. 4 Cranky Yankee
    July 21, 2007 at 8:27 am

    I really don’t like this new blog format. But that is my issue… On to the point.

    I was speaking to a neighbor. She is a low key New Hampshire Republican, which means “l”ibertarian. She took her kids to see Sen Obama the other day in the pouring rain, which is very cool. She mentioned that everyone there was taping him.

    Two points to my comment. I thinks it’s great that we the people are armed with video cameras because the government and those seeking office need to be watched. They sure are filming us… Also, it is very telling that republicans are leaving their party in droves…

  5. 5 unitedwelay1
    July 21, 2007 at 10:28 am

    I’m open to sugestions on a better format. We need to tape these guys so that we know what’s going on and can pass it on. My dad and mom left the GOP when Bush wasn’t elected the first time, but many of their attitudes are still the same. Stem cell research was the ecider for them because it would potentially cure my sister’s illness.

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