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When the American political system weathered the 2004 presidential election, it became clear very early that the Internet had changed the way candidates ran campaigns and journalists covered the events. Not only have blogs changed the way citizens participate in political discourse, but they have forced candidates, even Barack Obama and John McCain, to watch their backs. Both The Daily Kos executive editor Susan Gardner and Michelle Malkin, founder of the conservative site Hot Air, conceded that blogging and the Internet probably will not swing the 2008 election, but if the "incredible" future does come to pass, it's only a matter of time before one candidate's mastery of cyberspace determines who becomes the most powerful man in the world.
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