Digital Markets Blog presidential campaign 2008 special series on what I am calling “User Generated Politics”
UPDATE: Hillary Clinton wooed Silicon Valley and it has paid off. Clinton is the top money raiser from Silicon Valley residents in Q1, 2007, according to Mercury News reports.
Clinton raised just over $700,000; Barack Obama raised just under $600,000 to garner second place honors.
Who gave to who: Vint Cerf, Google contributed to Clinton; John Thompson, Symantec contributed to Clinton and Obama; Scott Cook, Intuit contributed to Mitt Romney; Meg Whitman, eBay contributed to Mitt Romney; John Chambers, Cisco contributed to John McCain.
Clinton and Obama are neck and neck overall in their fundraising efforts. SEE:
Obama trounces Clinton in online campaign money grab
Hillary Clinton snags $4.2 million online
FEBRUARY 24, 2007: Barack Obama made a $1.3 million dollar star-studded Hollywood fundraising splash in California earlier this week, as I recount in "Barack Obama million dollar star in Hollywood” and "“Got $2500? Mingle with Obama, plus Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen.”
Hillary Clinton also sojurned to California, and met with stars in the techonogy arena. Presidential candidate Clinton was welcomed to the Mountain View Googleplex, by CEO Eric Schmidt.
Would President Hillary Clinton be a friend to technology? Who knows!
The Clinton campaign Website presents no position papers on anything, let alone technology. Clinton offers transcripts of a few speeches, but a stream of campaign press releases and favorable press stories dominate.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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More in this Digital Markets Special Series:
Google, YouTube target $80 million political ad spend
Hillary Clinton, Democrats lead Republicans in Web race to the White House
Google wins big as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battle