Twenty or so bloggers, academics and entrepreneurs met with 2004 VP Candidate John Edwards today in Palo Alto, and I was lucky enough to be invited.
He seemed genuinely interested in what we had to say. The first half of the meeting was a discussion, dominated by Dave Winer, Danah Boyd and Mary Hodder, about ways that Senator Edwards could use technology to help him spread his ideas in the upcoming election, if he were to run. Frankly, I was more interested in talking about how Washington could help Silicon Valley (or more precisely, get out of our way), and steered the conversation towards immigration/visas, privacy concerns around new, highly efficient privacy destroying business models, the RIAA mess and net neutrality.
I came away impressed with the man and his platform.