September 25, 2006 9:47 AM
I sat next to Kim on the plane back from a wedding in Hawaii last week-end. And I believe Kim is responsible for all of the problems in our country today.
Kim is intelligent, attractive, articulate and thoughtful. And she doesn’t vote. She registered some time back when she lived in a different state, but hasn’t voted for a while. Can’t really remember when she voted last. But, she’s very unhappy with the state of affairs in our country . . .
Ouch! These people make me nuts!!!!
I firmly believe that the Internet is about ready to rock Kim’s world. In the next two presidential election cycles, I predict that enterprising groups are going to find a way to go far beyond what Howard Dean did (raise money) and actually develop tools that will make people feel less disenfranchised. And people are going to start voting – in huge numbers.
Consider the sad fact that most political elections (even national elections) in the U.S. are decided by 12 to 24 percent of the potential electorate. Depressing . . .
So, Internet geniuses . . . it is time.
Let’s build the tools that will finally give us a smell test (or B.S. test) to ferret out the truth. Let’s begin developing the networks of the disenfranchised that will double election results overnight. In the flat world of the Internet, issues may actually have a chance, and money may become much less important.
Or so we hope.
And, Kim is waiting . . .