The second chapter opens the reader to the effects of mass media over our nations political process. Joe trippi, the author, backed the kennedy campaigne and he describes this kind of work as "undoubtedly the stupidest human endeavor ever concieved." Throughout the chapter he continues to reinforce this main idea that over the last 10-15 years the internet and other mass communications mediums have changed and still are changing todays politics. And with this change, politicians have become dependent upon these mediums as a way to send a message. Trippi explains that the internet is a cheap and easy medium for politics to share information and public messages. The problems facing the internet are the hard figures. Not everyone in the country has a computer, let alone the internet. But its users increase with every day and according to Trippi it is revolutionizing the way we can connect with politics. Trippi than goes into a number of details involving how difficult it is to be a politician because of how streached they are on a global level. For the most part this chapter just gave me a good sence of how much hard work goes into presidential campaigns and politics in general. Mostly boring stuff, but I think it will serve a good reinforcment for the books mains themes and points.