At PopTech, Wooldridge, Rasiej and Trippi are talking about connected politics. A good session overall. I like that Trippi especially took a nonpartisan view – that both of the big parties are failing because of their ongoing attempts to stifle the grassroots.
Wooldridge claims that a more connected nation means a more conservative nation. I might agree if he means conservative in the true sense of the word – that government should be small and efficient. If he means conservative in the sense of these radical right wing idealogues who populate the White House currently – I disagree. The high-tech community I know are conservative/libertarian types who believe in government mostly staying out of the way.
And also, the Bushies are no more conservative than Kerry is.