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Watch Bloggers Discuss the 2012 Election, Live From SXSW
Here’s one South by Southwest Interactive panel you don’t need a badge for.
At 9:30 a.m. today, a group of panelists are gathering to answer a question: “Can Bloggers Put Hope Back Into the 2012 Election?” The group is set to discuss whether the online team the Obama campaign assembled in 2008 can be jump-started this cycle and counter potential Democratic unenthusiasm:
2008 was the first Election in American History where bloggers and vloggers helped shape the political narrative and carry President Obama to the presidency. Four years later, the Administration has not nurtured these pop cultural connections. Will the blogosphere turn out for Obama in 2012?
The panel is being hosted by The League of Young Voters Education Fund. It describes itself as an organization that “empowers young people nationwide to participate in the democratic process and create progressive political change on the local, state and national level – with a focus on non-college youth and youth from low-income communities and communities of color.”
You can read more about the panel and its speakers online.