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!)
Meanwhile, check out the NTC wiki and the NTC group blog.