Social Media in Politics
What’s funny about politics is, while it’s controversial it is also social. If you like to argue then start a political debate with someone of the opposite persuasion. Politics is also very much a grass roots function of our culture and society. Now I am no political science professional so these are just observations that I’ve made of the past 5 years or so.
During Obama’s first campaign, face and name dominated the web. I couldn’t even check my email without seeing his face. In contrast McCain was nowhere to be found online. I guess they were too busy putting signs in the dirt.
After that experience of the Obama campaigns masterful execution of campaigning online the Romney camp took notice and during the 2012 elections there was much more presence by the Republicans online but still less that 10 TIMES the money spent than that of the Obama campaign!!! That’s insane and brilliant at the same time.
Now, I am not trying to start a fight with either side I just thought it was worth mentioning for those who didn’t notice it at all.