Christine Todd Whitman on Technology and the Republicans

Whitman says Election Day will prove what candidate better harnessed the power of technology.
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Question: Are the Republicans making sufficient use of technology?


Christine Todd Whitman: We’ll see that on Election Day whether they used it enough. Clearly they’re using technology a whole host of different ways. Everybody does.

And the amount of money they raised over the Internet after Sarah Palin was announced was extraordinary. So they’ve clearly got their sight set on how to use technology.

We’ll know on election day whether they did it enough or not.


Question: How can technology assist the political process?


Christine Todd Whitman: It’s a way of getting out a message. It’s a new way of using the new techniques and the new tools that are at hand to get a message out to more than a few people.


Question: How does technology come into your personal life?


Christine Todd Whitman: I have the Blackberry. I have an iPod. I have a Kindle.

I call him my little man, but he’s my, garment and my car that gets me from one place to another.

So, I use a lot of technology.


Recorded on: September 15, 2008