With the war in Iraq, the faltering economy, and health care dominating the issues front for the candidates, it’s no wonder technology issues have largely been back-burnered in the mainstream political debate. But that doesn’t make them any less relevant or important–or less requiring of coverage.
CNet’s Declan McCullagh and Anne Broache sent 10 technology-oriented questions to the candidates, discussing net neutrality, Internet taxation, REAL ID, wiretapping, and other issues, and CNet has published the answers as part of their Technology Voter’s Guide. After the jump, we’ll take a closer look at who answered (and who didn’t), and what they said. Continue reading →
Today it really starts. The Iowa caucuses are tonight, and by the end of the night of February 5, 2008, we’ll almost certainly know who the two next presidential candidates from the major parties will be.
In the next 34 days, a field of 15 candidates, seven Republicans and eight Democrats, will be winnowed down to two. Democratic candidates will campaign across 25 states (excluding Michigan and Florida) and the Republicans across 30 states, a process that requires resources that most of them just don’t have.