Skip to comments.YouTube, Social Media Replacing Traditional Campaigns?
Posted on 12/14/2011 8:42:26 AM PST by Slyscribe
Thats what Michael Barone, co-author of The Almanac of American Politics, argued at an election forum this morning hosted by the conservative American Enterprise Institute. Voters no longer need to meet candidates at events or see them at rallies to feel as though they know them, he argues.
New media has in different ways displaced some of the old techniques of campaigning that have worked in the past, he said. Voters seem to be getting an in-depth look at the candidates through the Internet and cable TV. People can get a sense of them through YouTube clips.
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