Netroots Rising: Different Takes on Online Campaigns
by Texas Nate, Sun Jul 06, 2008 at 11:16:46 AM EDT
One of our goals when we set out to write a history of the rise of netroots politics from 2002 to 2006 was to document a variety of different perspectives on the phenomenon. Not just the usual cheerleaders of online politics, but also candidates, campaign consultants, and even Republicans.
We're using the book's website as a kind of online appendix to the book where we post complete interviews, sections that didn't make it into the book and other items of interest to readers of the book.
Here are some of the interviews we've posted thus far:
- Senator Jim Webb: "My campaign was a bottom-up endeavor"
- Webb consultant Steve Jarding: "This transitional era is a tsunami"
- Jon Henke: "George Allen's netroots coordinator"
- Donnie Fowler, Jr. on the Clark Campaign, the "Draft Clark" movement, and the Netroots as a "wild, raging river"