If you had any doubts about the incredible youth movement building around Barack Obama and the importance of online grassroots networking and organizing, read this article, published inThe Nation today.
Here’s an excerpt:
The mainstream media tends to portray the Obama youth movement as a pack of groupies, fawning over the latest rock star. But these students have shown that they’re not interested in being spectators.
In a Chicago Reader interview from 1995, Barack Obama wondered, “What if a politician were to see his job as that of an organizer?” If Obama can show his young followers that he’s still that grassroots organizer–a rock star perhaps, but one who listens to, trusts and empowers his base to come on stage and rock with him–it’s going to be one hell of a show.