The University of South Dakota student newspaper features a report on the election thoughts of USD political science professors:
Peterson agreed the 2004 election was more technologically charged than 2002.
Weblogs, or "blogs" were prevalent throughout the race.
"They were critical," Richardson said. "Sites increased tremendously for this election. They began to force issues into mainstream attention that (candidates) couldn't ignore."
Smith echoed his opinion, calling blogs "huge" and noting that campaigns will begin tracking blogs very closely.