The general consensus was that politicians didn’t have much of a clue what technology was all about. Then Howard Dean raised a ton of funds via the internet, and everyone jumped on the bandwagon. If I had a poll right now based on a political party’s use of technology as a gauge for results, I’d say the Republicans were about to get their asses handed to them. They are fumbling around with email lists and viral marketing concepts, and the effort is getting all messed up.
Of course, they are calling some latest barrage of spam a dirty trick, and they actually could be right (no pun intended). But when anyone starts pointing fingers, particularly in politics, I always assume they screwed something up and are trying to pass the blame.
Either way, lets hope its all a big mistake.