With a Republican debate scheduled for tonight in South Carolina, I was curious about how the Presidential candidates were doing with social networking websites like mySpace. Accordingly, I checked out techPresident, and saw that the gap was Clinton (71,172 friends) and Obama (70,974) over 2 to 1 to John McCain (31,193). Senator McCain led Romney by more than 12,000 friends on the Republican side. Ashley and I look forward to watching this develop over the campaign. We both believe that this demographic will be more influential to the outcome in 2008 than any other Presidential campaign..

However, my interest was piqued by former Senator John Edwards (D-NC) latest tech initiative in 2008 campaigning. Michael Whitney (techPresident) reported that Senator Edwards has set up an SMS short code – following an ad placement in the Washington Post opposing the war – where folks can text “Iraq,” enabling potential supporters of that cause an opportunity to connect to the campaign.

Not only is this reporting by techPresident outstanding, but I share Michael’s view about the exciting step that the Edwards campaign has taken with wireless…