Election Years "Television commercials continue to play an integral role in presidential campaigns despite the growth of the Internet as a medium that competes for people�s attention. While candidates� Web sites tend to be visited their supporters, television still provides the most effective means of reaching the greatest number of uncommitted voters at a single time, effectively targeting viewers based on demographics and geography. Campaigns are now attempting to orchestrate their commercials and Internet presence with news coverage. For example, on September 1, the front page of The New York Times featured a still image from a George Bush attack ad; the image included the now inactive Web address www.gorewillsayanything.com. The Internet has proven to be a valuable resource for archiving commercials, which can be found on the candidates� official sites (georgewbush.com or algore.com), on the sites of the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee, and on neutral sites such as Freedomchannel. The Internet�s impact on campaigning is addressed more fully in The Desktop Candidate." Year 2000 election. Are there any interesting stories of the role the World Wide Web has played on an election anywhere ? Could a winning campaign be run using just the Internet ? regards [ October 09, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Originally posted by HS Thomas: Could a winning campaign be run using just the Internet ?
I don't think enough people have easy access to the internet for this to happen. Most senior citizens that I know have never even been on the internet. But they vote.
posted 16 years ago
Well consider some of the forces at work : "In the phase of globalisation, commerce is breaking free from restraints that national boundaries impose. Increasing monopolisation is creating fewer but more powerful corporations. The pace of acquisions and mergers has become ferocious and the monopolies have larger budgets than most national governments. They are setting the global agenda and obliging national governments to implement that agenda." Any one government(The States) cannot tackle an issue like terorism alone It kindof makes sense why Arnold with no policies to speak of was a possible candidate (and elected) Governor of a state that has the largest state budget deficit. One thing Arnold does know is how to deal with the media giants.(ie large corporations). In 10 years time even old people will know how to use the Internet. regards [ October 09, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
I don't always make ads but when I do they're tiny