It’s only March 2007. You might think it's March 2008 by the pace of the presidential race, and as much as the candidates dominate the TV news shows, the real evidence is on the internet.
Indeed, while the web has played some role in politics for a decade, this looks to be the election where much of the bedrock campaigning will take place online.
“From my perspective one thing that was very interesting is how early on and dedicated the candidates have become to the internet,” says Carolyn Creekmore, senior director of media analytics at Nielsen//NetRatings.
|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|