Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama promises to appoint the nation's first chief technology officer if elected.
Last week he made mobile history by sending a text message to 2.9 million people announcing that he picked as his running mate Sen. Joe Biden, who isn't beloved by the geek elite. Biden scored a 37.5 percent on the voter guide for CNET, a technology news site.
Sen. John McCain, meanwhile, has told the press he doesn't send e-mails and is still getting accustomed to using the Internet.
But the same doesn't go for his running mate, the BlackBerry-wielding Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who had bloggers buzzing early Friday about her tech-centric lifestyle. She's also three years younger than Obama.
Does the next president need to be wired to gain the vote of the American people? It's an issue that has been raised frequently in technology communities and exploited by campaigns to gain an advantage.
How much does it impact your decision on who to vote for?
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