During my short stint as head of digital communications for the Prime Minister, there wasn't a lack of will to try new ways of directly interacting with the citizens of the UK, but it didn't necessarily lead to a higher quality of debate or better outcomes.
From top to bottom, the Obama/Biden plan has just about everything the tech/Internet industry could ask for. But Hollywood is at a crossroads as it decides how to leverage its usual influence within a Democratic administration.
Internet Obama supporters are no saints. But Campaign 2008, to them, means something more than an outlet for the anger they've been swallowing for the past eight years. Their emails ring like testimonies at an interfaith revival meeting.
"McCain doesn't use a computer. I mean, I would try explaining email, Facebook, Twitter -- massive social movements -- to your grandmother and ask her to apply that to governing and see if that would work for you."