Dave Winer says —
So far Dean has used the Web to raise money to spend on big rallies and TV ads. That’s using the Web in kind of a nasty way. But he also helps people find what’s good inside themselves. That’s why people give him the money. I want a candidate to use the Web to listen. It doesn’t take much money to do that.
It’ll come as no surprise to anyone reading this that I’m a Dean supporter. (And if you want to see my coverage of his rally in Chicago today, swing by today’s posts for some photos and observations.)
But I’m at a loss to comprehend how Dean’s Internet strategy is “nasty.” Dave wants a candidate to use the web to listen. Well, take a gander over to Larry Lessig’s interview last week with Joe Trippi (Dean’s campaign manager) and tell me whether they’re listening or not.
I think there are numerous critical things that could be said of the Dean campaign at this point. But nasty? With their Internet strategy? I’m missing something.