I’ll file this under “reasons why I am glad George W. Bush won a second term.”
Interestingly, this is from Sen. Jim DeMint’s YouTube channel. Are we seeing a new trend in politicians using social media to directly engage in arguments and conversation with and about their colleagues? I think it’s a great move for conservatives, Republicans, and Americans.
DeMint’s proven himself this Congress to be the most reliable conservative voices in the Senate, and his online effort to get his message out is pretty cool to see. It reminds me of what Rep. Buck McKeon is doing over on the House side: taking advantage of technology to serve the people in new ways.
Video is great way to reach people, let them know what their colleagues are doing and saying up on Capitol Hill. DeMint’s YouTube channel has the feel of a local townhall meeting back in the district or state, but done through the power of the Internet so that everyone can access the information. There are floor speeches, media appearances, and handheld camera responses to see what’s going on in the Senate. Keep it coming, I say.