Attention must be paid
: Inspired by David Weinberger’s blogging from the Dean bus, I suggested yesterday that a wise campaign would invite some bloggers to get press credentials and get on the buss to cover the election. Why not invite Ken Layne, Matt Welch, Michael J Totten, Roger L Simon, Matthew Yglesias, make your own list. You’d get a fresh perspective of real people, real voters; it would shake up the status quo, and it’d be easy to get lots of digital link. Just look at how impressed Dave Winer was to get a press advisory from Dean:
I got a press advisory this morning, via email, from the Dean campaign. That’s very cool. Someone decided that even though I write for a weblog, I count as a press person.
That’s what it’s all about: Letting people know that they count.