We are just back from a great trip to the Personal Democracy Forum in New York, NY. We’ll be putting together a few panel recaps over the next couple of days.  In the meantime, I wanted to do a quick post about one of the more talked about exchanges during the event – the discussion between John Edwards campaign blogger Tracy Russo and John McCain e-campaign director Mark Soohoo about McCain’s computer skills (or lack thereof).

Predictably, Russo thinks that the ability to use a computer is critical to understanding the world we live in now and Soohoo disagrees.

While the exchange is undeniably entertaining, it struck me as the type of political theater we already see plenty of on a seemingly endless number of political talk shows.  It would be a shame if this “gotcha” moment attracted more attention than other, more interesting discussions that took place at the conference.  Anyway, we’ll do our part to make sure that doesn’t happen by sharing our thoughts on some of the better discussions we sat in on.

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Todd Zeigler
Todd Zeigler serves as the Brick Factory’s chief strategist and oversees the operations of the firm. In his sixteen year career in digital, he has planned and implemented campaigns for clients including the Pickens Plan, International Youth Foundation, Panthera, Edison Electric Institute, and the American Chemistry Council. Todd develops ambitious online advocacy programs, manages crises, implements online marketing strategies, and develops custom applications and software. He is bad at golf though.