Did Blogs Tip election 2004: Update

by Henry Farrell on November 13, 2004

For anyone planning to come along to the debate, there has been a venue change – the details are below. For anyone wanting to know what I’m going to say in response to the question, the short answer is ‘no, they didn’t.’

Thursday, November 18
7:30-9:00 pm

WHERE (note new location!):
Porter’s Dining Saloon
1207 19th St. NW (19th and M Street)
Washington, DC



jam 11.13.04 at 6:19 pm

I thought that might be your answer. Be prepared, though, to answer the question: “Did blogs keep it close?”


Vaughn Hopkins 11.13.04 at 9:51 pm

My answer would be that the blogs were used to good effect by both sides for fund raising. Plus, they helped to spread the candidates messages, or in the Democratic case, to expand the message beyond where Kerry wanted to go. But, they had no great effect overall.


dk.dk 11.15.04 at 12:43 am

Henry, any plans for posting audio/video on the web? The paper you wrote with dsquared on blogging was great. I’d like to see how some of those propositions fare in that discussion.


dk.dk 11.15.04 at 12:46 am

… in the debate I mean.
(repeated language shifts aren’t always seamless at this hour)


Matt Singer 11.15.04 at 1:45 am

I don’t know. I think RedState.org deserves a Hell of a lot of credit.


Tobias 11.15.04 at 8:37 pm


in case Kerry had won(/won Ohio) – would your answer be the same? Just wondering…


Henry 11.15.04 at 8:43 pm

bq. in case Kerry had won(/won Ohio) – would your answer be the same? Just wondering…

Yes – I don’t see how blogs would have affected things much the other way either.


Henry 11.18.04 at 4:17 pm

dk.dk – it may be that C-SPAN is filming it – if so, I’ll link to it in the comments afterwards.

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