Want a recap of the many ways the Internet has affected the 2008 presidential race to date? The Washington Post has one today. And it’s a solid summary (forgive the writer this sentence: “This interactive medium is rebooting the first three words of the 220-year-old U.S. Constitution for the 21st century…”)

Another stopper for me: “There are some who question the impact or the value of the new online politics. Andrew Keen, author of The Cult of the Amateur and critic of the YouTubing, Facebooking, Wikipedia-ing masses, says the Internet’s role in the campaign is ‘mostly hype, personality-driven, the American Idol-ization’ of politics.’”

Isn’t that cable TV’s role in the campaign?

Liz Cox Barrett is a writer at CJR.