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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Bleeding Heartland: Richardson Interview, Part 1

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland
I skipped the blogger meeting in Des Moines that idiosyncratic was able to make it to, but I did get the opportunity to interview him on his drive time from Ames to Boone for two house parties. ... DM: It seems like your campaign more than any other one is really reaching out to blogs. ... What is your strategy with the netroots - do you think that that's going to be a big impact for you over the course of the primary? BR: Yes, I think that netrooters are important. You bring new people into politics - issue oriented. You increase the debate. I'm courting you because I think you're important. You're idealistic and you will drive people to the polls. ... I don't have the technology the other campaigns have, yet, to communicate with the bloggers - YouTube and all that. I consider bloggers important. I've had, on this trip, in two days, I've met individually with three bloggers, and one session with a bunch of bloggers yesterday. That's gonna continue. You wanna see me next time, I'll see you next time.

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