Week of 12.14.07
Ron Paul and Internet Politics
This Week: Ron Paul and Internet Politics | Internet-Empowered Voters | VIDEO: Extended Ron Paul Interview | Feedback Forum | TranscriptOur interview with Ron Paul about the "Rally for the Republic" will appear here the week of September 8. In the meantime, watch our popular program about his phenomenal campaign. You can also see an extended interview we had with Paul at the time of this broadcast.
"Ron Paul's campaign is so extraordinary to many of us because even while it was getting massive online traffic, you'd be lucky to get a whisper of his campaign in a lot of media outlets," said Zephyr Teachout, Howard Dean's former online organizer and now a Duke University professor.
"I think the message should be the only thing that counts, but you can't get the message out without the money," Paul tells NOW.
Can viral energy and passion in the virtual world translate into real world votes?
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NOW Interview: John Perry Barlow
NOW's David Brancaccio interviews online civil liberties activist and former lyricist for The Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow to explore the future workings of American democracy. Expanding on the genius of Kurt Vonnegut, Barlow draws forth Vonnegut's insight and wit from his last major interview on NOW in 2005. While Vonnegut spoke about the end of the world, he also had ideas about the future of America's government. A co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization dedicated to "defending rights in the digital world," Barlow expands on Vonnegut's idea for a "Cabinet Secretary of the Future" that would watch over current policy and make sure it wouldn't have adverse effects on future generations.
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