Obama's Play for the Tech Vote

He wants a CTO.

The CTO’s mandate would be quite different from the Cybersecurity czar appointed under the Bush Administration. Bush’s czar helped defend against cyberattacks. Obama’s CTO, by contrast, would ensure government officials holds open meetings, broadcast live webcasts of those meetings, and use blogging software, wikis and open comments to communicate policies with Americans, according to the plan.

Interesting. I’ve been watching Obama as he rises in this election cycle (which I still can’t believe we’re in) and he’s been carefully crafting his message to fight the “inevitable” candidate, Sen. Clinton. Frankly, I find Obama a more honest, open candidate. Is he perfect? Of course not, but considering what’s been tossed into the ring from either party, I’m not all that excited anyway (Rudy? Puh-lease.)

So, who would he appoint to this post? My money’s on Lawrence Lessig. I could live with that choice very easily.

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