Rumors on the internets; the GOP is oblivious

Bush was internetiotic – to say the least

Meghan McSnotty wrote an interesting article about something the rest of us have known for a very, long, long, time;

The Republican party isn’t exactly Internet savvy. That’s no secret. This has been a source of personal frustration for me for a very long time. Unless the GOP evolves as the party that can successfully utilize the Web, we’ll continue to lose influence. I think nothing confirms this fact to be more true than this recent election. I don’t claim to be an expert on mobilizing voters, but a significant number of the readers on, my blog, were between the ages of 18 and 30, a key demographic that either party would want. Many of the established Republican strategists told me that young people would not visit my web site. I used to categorize many of the advisors in my father’s campaign into one of two groups: those that “respected” the Internet and those who didn’t. It was a running line between me and my friends who worked on my site.

Better call up Pity Pat Powers, he’ll show you how it’s done (but don’t bother with his contributor friend Troy unless you have unlimited server space, he’s KINDA wordy.


#1 Ghost of Dude on 02.20.09 at 8:50 am

To be fair, the internets are a scary series of tubes, and may contain pornography.
The problem with the republican party is that the leadership is mad up of people too old to learn this new-fangled computer stuff. Besides, nobody they know uses it anyway, so why bother.
The party is ding for the same reason as churches are dying in eurpoe – the members are getting too old, and don’t seem to really care about attracting young folks.

#2 l3wis on 02.20.09 at 8:59 am

But hey they have a black(?) man running the RNC now, everything is going to be groovey man.

#3 Ghost of Dude on 02.20.09 at 10:40 am

No, not groovy… “hip-hop”.

What they don’t realize is that it’s the suburban white kids who are big into hip-hop. The folks in the inner cities (at least the adults) would be more for the family values part of the party.

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#5 l3wis on 02.20.09 at 12:11 pm

Isn’t that what Reverend Wright was preaching about?

#6 Ghost of Dude on 02.20.09 at 12:21 pm

Between his highly publicized rants about america, probably.

#7 l3wis on 02.20.09 at 12:37 pm


#8 Angry Guy on 02.20.09 at 12:39 pm

he already did.. have you been south of the Mason-Dixon line?