Buying the Second Life Hype

Alright, I admit, I've bought into the Second Life hype that Techdirt reports is exactly that: hype. While I am optimistic that online/virtual places like Second Life have the potential to provide new forums for information exchange and discussion, it seems that their time has not yet come. It looks like if a campaign wants to make more of an impact than simple hype, its going to have to be in WoW. The only problem is that I can't really see any politician or marketing executive wanting to tie their image to that of a Night Elf or Orc.

On the other hand, maybe its the next best option for Tom DeLay.