2008 Re: Obama’s Smartest Staff Pick Ever
posted by July 7 at 9:35 AMon
Last month I suggested that Chris Hughes, one of the founders of Facebook and current “online organizing guru” for the Obama campaign, was Barack Obama’s smartest staff pick ever.
This morning the New York Times profiles the 24-year-old Harvard grad, who built MyBarackObama.com and, in doing so, created the platform for Obama’s massive social-networking advantage.
What’s McCain doing to catch up? Working very hard:
His social network, called McCainSpace and part of JohnMcCain.com, is “virtually impossible to use and appears largely abandoned,” said Adam Ostrow, the editor of Mashable, a blog about social networking.
By all accounts, Mr. McCain is not the BlackBerry-wielding politician that Mr. Obama is. But he has given credit to what he calls Mr. Obama’s “excellent use of the Internet,” saying at a news conference last month that “we are working very hard at that as well.”
If I might suggest a first step for the McCain camp, it would be getting their candidate to learn how to use a computer.