Republican Hackers


Doc's put out a call for Republican hackers for a story he's doing for Linux Journal. He's actually a bit more particular than just wanting people who program and belong to the Grand Old Party---he's looking for anyone working on the Bush campaign who'll talk to him about what they're doing technology-wise.

We're seeing a lot more innovation from the Democratic candidates in their use of the Web this political season than from the Republican side. I suspect that that has to do with the fact that there's going to be a hard-fought primary on the Democratic side. Incumbents are typically more conservative in their strategy because they can afford to be. Still, I'd love to hear of innovative uses of technology that candidates of any stripe are employing this season.

As long as we're on the subject, I'm anxious to not sit on the sidelines through the 2004 election. I'm happy to serve as a consultant to campaigns looking for ways to use technology to connect with voters.