Yes, I understand the irony in the headline. But, there’s always been the question of whether or not money buys elections, or if people are sensible enough to come to their own conclusions, based on more than whose name they saw more during the election cycle.
As its done with everything else, the Internet could be changing the old school traditional media blitz politicians take on every 4 years. Just think about how cheap you can run a campaign for this day in age. After all, 73% of American Internet users went Googling to research and communicate about the candidates and campaigns.
Who are you going to listen to? A billboard or your friend? The social Internet has democratized elections. You don’t have to listen to one-sided debates via 30 second television clips anymore. The real story is just a mouse click away. And it’s going to change everything, including helping those with low budgets actually have a shot.