Saturday, January 07, 2006

Libertarian Candidate for Ohio Governor Meets the Bloggers

The podcast of the interview with Libertarian Gubernatorial Candidate Bill Peirce (pronounced "purse") has been posted over at Meet the Bloggers. Transcriptions are yet to come.

BTW...From what I've been hearing, Republican candidates are all but ignoring the blogosphere. Most of the interviews at MTB are predominantly Democrat because apparently they are the only ones responding to interview requests. Hmmm....


Blogger GadFlier said...

Were I running for office, and were I serious about gaining office, do you know what I'd do regarding the "blogosphere"? I'd pretty much ignore it. Who was the "blogger's candidate" for the Presidency? Wasn't that Dean or Kucinich, or some other loser? Elections are not won in the "blogosphere". The "blogosphere" represents the little end of nothing, sharpened, when it comes to getting votes. Pandering to the "blogosphere" is a sign of either being desperate or out-of-touch with reality.

I say this as someone who is part of this "blogosphere".

3:16 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

I agree. I think the blogosphere is overrated as far as being a new mover and shaker of things, despite being a blogger myself.

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

It all depends on how its being used.... In talking with a blogger from Cincinnati,, he seemed to indicate that blogs are very useful for pushing stories to a critical mass, so that they are picked up my larger news outlets.

The implication isn't that blogging will be the new Kingmaker, but rather, like any other medium, its a communication tool which shouldn't be completely overlooked.

After all... 10 years ago, wasn't a similar thing being said about the internet?

4:09 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

Point well made, and there have been some news stories that have picked up steam supposedly by starting off in the blog world.

But, just as with the internet in general, people visit web sites and blogs they're comfortable visiting, (NATURALLY) so it's not like a lot of minds are changed if a right winger mostly just visits right wing blogs to hear things he's comfortable with.

But, blogs do have the advantage of people linking to other blogs that might have opinion contrary to their own so that might be an advantage blogs have. Of course, with blogs, people seem to go to contrarian sites just to flame the other blogger with comments most of the time.

Still, it's a lot of fun for those of us without real lives.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous Libertarian Jason said...

Oh, for sure... I think blogs are symptomatic of the use of the internet as a whole... It's a communication tool, and can really help disseminate information in a quicker fashion.

2:40 PM  

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