Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics
Crashing the Gate, details the amazing changes to the political landscape brought about by blogging and other social media, and explains how this “netroots” movement can help the Democratics to regain power. It’s written by by two of the world’s most popular progressive political bloggers, Jerome Armstrong (My DD) and Markos Moulitsas Zúniga, (Daily Kos) and it’s short, compelling, and, hopeful.
Crashing The Gate also is a fascinating exploration of the blogosphere, liberal patriotism and what’s wrong with both parties. In my favorite sections they skewer political consultants and shatter the idea that campaign finance reform will fix anything.
The beauty of the netroots movement is that anyone with something to say can be heard and can have influence. If Democrats read this book, they may learn how to get themselves elected.