The Net provides new conditions for everything: business, politics, education, government, law enforcement, retail, services, sports... whatever. These areconnected conditions. Linked ones. Sourced ones. Most of all, human ones.
The challenge for both Dean and Bush will be not to go back to The Usual Characterizations of The Other, no matter how eloquently those characterizations may be put. Not to "go negative" like candidates always did in the Age of Big Media, when you had 30 seconds to state your whole case, and throwing mud just seemed the most effective use of the time.
The People are tired of that shit.