The Obama campaign is pitching a new online calling tool, which enables people to call their Republican representatives or, if you live in a blue area, to call fellow Obama supporters in redder pastures and urge them to get on the phone. That's pretty sophisticated activism.
The technological transformation of the presidency -- and its use of technology to make the executive branch more responsive, interactive, and transparent -- can, from day one, be the first great achievement and legacy of the Obama presidency.
Hillary was blown away by a nearly flawless mastery of new social networking technology. Obama raised $55 million in February without holding a fundraiser -- now the public are the folks writing the checks.