Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry kicked off N-TEN‘s National (nonprofit) Technology Conference this morning with a recap of how the Internet is affecting politics in this country. Although he didn’t say anything I didn’t already know, it was good to hear the lessons echoed by a mainstream politico. We’re not just telling ourselves that we’re transforming democracy, we really are!
I was feeling pretty good about his talk until he launched his defense of the “moderate” wing of the Democratic party and dismissed the Dean campaign’s failure as simply a result of Howard Dean’s personality. That is way too simplified and it doesn’t teach us the important lessons of that rise and fall.… more later (I’m hungry!)