Computerworld: Slip of John Edwards blog shows risk of offending voters

The race to the White House in 2008 will be all about how candidates talk to people online,” says Julie Barko Germany, deputy director of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, and the Edwards campaign has shown how campaigns acknowledge how entering the world of blogs and social networking sites are not without substantial risks. “Most campaigns will post carefully crafted campaign messages themselves”, Germany reports.

Yes, most will do so, but is it any point in having a blog if the campaign loses its personal touch?