Like president Trump, many political figures are now using social media opportunities to reach out to voters and even their eventual political rivals. This sort of dynamic is becoming an exciting change because of the innovations of the information age. This morning, two candidates for Oklahoma's next governor, held an impromptu dialogue, along with the readers of SoonerPolitics.
Of all the new dynamics of the information age, there emerges some new opportunities to dialogue in ways we've not been accustomed. Today, we are seeing some of this on the SoonerPolitics Reading Room (a Facebook group for discussing the topics of public policy & politics).
We commissioned a readers' poll about the growing number of plaintiffs challenging the controversial new taxes which the legislature passed in the final few days of the 2017 session. With every new post there follows some rich discussion.
Libertarian candidate for governor, Rex Lawhorn, initiated a bit of a dialogue and it wrapped up with a direct discourse that Republican candidate, Gary Richardson, engaged in with Rex.
We decided to post the substance, because it demonstrates the point that ordinary Oklahomans have great opportunities to connect directly with state leaders because of the great innovations of new media.
We're posting a snippet of the group discussion from Facebook. The new poll results are nearly unanimously supporting the challenges that Richardson & others are filing, to oppose the taxes which were passed in a manner that the constitution forbids.
David Van Risseghem is the Publisher of SoonerPolitics.org. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. This endeavor seeks to utilize the efforts of all cooperative facets of the Conservative movement...