Pretend-blogger Blair

8 April 2005

Apropos the UK election on the Web and trusting Tony, does anybody really believe Tony Blair's Campaign Diary (written in the first person) is really written by him? Robin Grant doesn't think so either. Pretending to blog doesn't seem like a very effective way to be cool.

I was trying to remember what the candidate blogs were like in the US election heyday. I didn't find any archives. But I did find this old nifty comparison survey. Apparently Kerry wasn't much of a blogger, but Dennis Kucinich and Howard Dean were. Maybe because they knew they wouldn't get elected. Bush? As the authors conclude, "It’s probably not fair to expect the Leader of the Free World to post blog entries." But maybe the Leader of Britain should.

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