Wednesday, December 17, 2003

The Dean Phenomena in the USA is causing some reflections on this side of the pond.

Thsi is the Insurgency, based on Web communications, that looks likely to seize the Democratic Party nomination for the US Presidency for former Vermont Governor Howard Dean.

The implications for political manoeuvering in an UK context are covered in this British Spin posting on "talking about a Revolution" . This also references an article in The Washington Post on “What will happen when a national political machine can fit on a laptop?” .

Not so theoretical here in MK with the strong suspicions that the MK News freesheet is actually a political front for pushing for a directly elected Mayor and then getting the Propriotor elected in the Bedford Mayor manner. The wider technopolitics makes getting a Web Page look a very small step...

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