Now, with the election over, you'd think that things over at the JohnKerry.com Web site might have quieted down. Well, not quite. Not only is Kerry using his online presence to keep people informed of what he's doing in Congress, Kerry is looking for signatures on a petition to get Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld fired. In an e-mail to supporters dated Jan 19, 2005, Kerry writes:
"Earlier today, I voted in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee against the nomination of Dr. Condoleezza Rice for Secretary of State....Dr. Rice is a principal architect, implementer, and defender of a series of Administration policies that have not made our country as secure as we should be.... Regrettably, I did not see in Dr. Rice's testimony before our committee any acknowledgment of the need to change course or of a new vision for America's role in the world. On Iraq, on North Korea, on Iran, to name just a few of the most
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The US presidential election may be over, but now that politicians have unleashed their Web weaponry, it doesn't appear as though they're about to resheath it anytime soon.
It will be interesting to see how the Internet -- particularly with the rise of blogging - impacts the next round of congressional elections as well as the next Presidential race in 2008. If I were a politician with aspirations for re-election, or even first time election, I'd be forumalating my online strategy right now.