During the 2004 Election Cycle, the Internet & digital tech
toys became more embedded into election campaign
---and certainly helped to set the stage for Team Obama's masterful TechnoPolitical triumph in 2008---
in 2004 Gov. Dean lost the
Democratic nomination to John Kerry.
Friday, June 20, 2003Democrats vie in Internet 'primary'
Fri, 20 Jun 2003
Some activists smell something fishy about next week's Web-based "primary" to test the early strength of Democratic presidential contenders. While a number of the candidates are urging their supporters to vote in the Moveon.org event, some strategists see it as skewed toward Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who shares the group's antiwar views. "It appears to be rigged," said Erik Smith, a spokesman for Rep. Dick Gephardt's campaign.