The powers that be
October 18, 2010
Roger Marolt’s history is important. He correctly warns that when anyone steps over an imaginary line, negative-campaign scorn will set in to determine an election outcome.
Who helps define this line? I’m thinking its Su Lum, Dave Danforth – maybe even Roger Marolt – opinion influencers of traditional media.
I’m curious why Milias is given so much power – to make or break political candidates with her $200 website.
Here comes the Internet – leveler of playing fields – but this time big media forces are stepping in to hyper-advertise her might-have-been insignificant recording of Jack’s history.
Danforth and Lum seem happy to make sure that Milias’ grassroots effort is known, and perhaps reviled, in every household. Why?
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Because negative campaigning works in Aspen – it can be amped and recycled to advantage by a presumed “victim” if the big influencers are willing to make it so. It is stunning to watch the coliseum from the front row.
Voters are bright-light-blinded victims of this show.