What Obama is facing, which other presidents have not, is moment-by-moment online documentation of the distance between his words and his actions by issue advocates on his own side.
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Obama introduced us to a new kind of politics. Veterans of the old guard aren't sure how to handle it while the emerging young leaders who built it haven't established enough clout to reinforce it.
Hillary Rodham Clinton folded her campaign's tent last month, shedding spokespeople, fundraisers, lawyers, and advance men and women by the dozen.
"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."
The highlight of the discussion came midway in, when the panelists were tossing around ideas as to why the Republican Party is so much less internet savvy than their Democratic counterparts.
In Norse mythology, trolls steal babies and leave their own shape-shifting offspring behind. On the Internet, they just steal attention.
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