Michael Moschella: Can Netroots Make a Difference in November and Beyond?
Political Director of the Truman Project Michael Moschella in The Boston Phoenix:
Online progressive activists have grown and developed to the point where they are ready to play critical roles in 2012 elections all over the country — including the two they consider most important: re-electing President Barack Obama against former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and helping Elizabeth Warren defeat Massachusetts US Senator Scott Brown.
Unfortunately, the times may have already changed too fast. The Citizens United Supreme Court ruling, and other developments, mean that elections — those two in particular — will be awash in unprecedented floods of money that could render the power of the netroots moot.
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