I’m wondering if we’re seeing the last of the big money advertising budget presidential campaigns? How sad for the winners of Citizens United. The Internet and to a lesser extent the content hunger of cable news has changed everything.
During prior elections it was possible to throw enough mud to bury an opponent. PACs were notorious for this crap (literally and figuratively). It’s not as effective today.
The Internet has brought us more access. Ads were a primary source of info. Now, much less so. We see more with our own eyes.
So, Carly Fiorina’s intransigence over what she had or had not seen could be viewed unfiltered. She has cratered in recent polling.
Look at Donald Trump. The smart guys had him failing early. Some Republicans (for reasons unknown to me) watch him and see a visionary. Has he even bought advertising? TV made him famous. The Internet madde him acceptable.
And then there’s Hillary. Even if you didn’t watch a minute of the hearing live, you’ve undoubtedly seen clips or even the GIF where she brushes her shoulder (click the photo above).
Could the Internet actually be democratizing politics?