Roberto Arancibia, a well known blogger in Chile, posts that we are only ten days away from the presidential and parliamentary elections and that political Blogs should be burning hot, but….why aren't they?
Most of the comments agree that blogs are not mainstream or still too “elite”. Maria Elena said that “young people are not interested in politics,” while Christian thinks the candidates don’t really have arguments to debate, so they don’t need to use blogs.
Carlos Valencia thinks that it is common for politicians to react late to small revolutions. He and Nadia comment that no candidate offers true participative democracy, while another Carlos also emphasizes that we have to “democratize democracy”.
The majority of political speech is about participative democracy, but why they don’t use blogs as a platform of participatory politics?