The Twitter Campaign and the Other Campaign

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July 4 2012 10:43 AM

The Twitter Campaign and the Other Campaign

Happy Independence Day. This blog is run by a real patriot whose colors don't run, so it will be fairly inactive today. If you're desparate for politics anyway, go ahead and read my new piece -- a bit of a challenge to the idea that the campaign is the least substantive, ever. Short version: It is, if you're lazy and want to pay attention to trivia instead of the candidates' actual speeches, white papers, and records.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.