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Reactions to Pesidential Hopeful Mark Warner's Second Life Visit

Reactions are still coming in to yesterday's visit by presidential hopeful Mark Warner to Second Life.

Chris Cillizza (we're guessing he's not a gamer) of the Washington Post called Warner's SL appearance "the strangest 'event' of the 2008 presidential race to date."

Cillizza also reported that "the virtual Warner flew onto the stage to make his remarks -a feat the real world Warner has yet to pull off (as far as we know)... Warner's online efforts shouldn't be discounted. His willingness to participate in a campaign event on Second Life shows that candidates are seeking to reach voters wherever they are - online and offline, in the real and virtual worlds."

Red Herring has a lengthy piece on the Warner event. SL expert - and GP reader - Rik Riel offers his perspective, as well as pics and a short video.

Brett Schenker from the Guv's Forward Together PAC - another GamePolitics reader - dropped by GP to offer some comments and perspective before, during and after the event. His insights were valuable, and can be seen in the comments to yesterday's article previewing the Warner event. Brett also points GP readers to a set of photos on Flickr.

New World Notes has more, including a transcript.

Tags: 2008, brett schenker, forward together, mark warner, rik riel, second life
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