A Senator Hatch Blog? Too Little, Too Late.
I picked this article up on State of the Beehive and one paragraph just stunned me: "The Hatch campaign is taking the threat from Urquhart seriously -- and it may even have a blog of its own soon. "Our campaign is not going to be out-high-teched by anybody," Hatch campaign manager Dave Hansen said." First: It's too late, Dave. You've been out- high- teched for a long time. Second: Senator Hatch and his campaign CLEARLY do not understand the concept of candidates blogging. This has nothing to do with staying high tech or not letting anyone else be "more high tech" than you. It's about openess and accessibility. It's about interacting with voters in a way that leaves you vulnerable and therefore proves your strength as a leader and a person. Senator Hatch, we don't want your staffers to run a blog just so a Hatch blog exists. We don't want you faking like you enjoy interacting with us until the campaign is over. We don't want a high tech campaign half as much as we want our own Senator.