I will not delve into the politics of the upcoming 2004 election here, but I will say this: We are going to see weblogs and online discussion become a part of the process on a large scale and the candidate who leverages technology most effectively may reap the biggest rewards.
It's interesting to me to see a politician use a blog a part of his official website, right along with Pressroom, Biography, etc. He doesn't post there, but it's a group blog of his campaign.
Recent quote: "On Monday, I stood in Burlington, Vermont and said that my campaign-our campaign-was built on 'mouse pads, shoe leather, and hope.'"
Like I said about the DOD in the previous post, this kind of thing brings more legitimacy to the weblog as a tool in organizing and educating people around a subject or cause. Businesses take note, there is a better way to communicate your message- and it's not a press release.