WASHINGTON — Day one for presidential campaigns used to be a hay barn in Iowa or an over-stuffed couch in New Hampshire.
But this year, even before many of the 2008 presidential hopefuls hit the trail in earnest, they are networking with high-profile bloggers and cadres of eager college students with sprawling online social networks.
These web political junkies and "netroots" activists will be the field generals for a new type of presidential campaign, and the most web-savvy candidates have tailored their campaign sites to meet the needs of the new generation.
|Democratic Candidates||Republican Candidates|
|Barack Obama||61663||Ron Paul||3718|
|Hillary Clinton||27981||Mitt Romney||2083|
|John Edwards||12256||Rudy Giuliani||1379|
|Dennis Kucinich||2627||Tom Tancredo||1158|
|Bill Richardson||1403||Sam Brownback||832|
|Joseph Biden||622||Mike Huckabee||629|