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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Social Media, The Presidential Race, and a 9-Year-Old with Autism

Social media allow citizens to influence campaign discussions. Lin Wessels has been recording her son's encounters with Republican presidential candidates campaigning for the Iowa caucuses.  She has posted the results on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Reposted from Autism Policy and Politics:

Sam Wessels, a nine-year-old Iowan with autism, has been asking presidential candidates about their positions on autism.  A previous post showed his encounter with Ron Paul.  Others are below.

Mitt Romney:


Rick Santorum:

Newt Gingrich:

Michele Bachmann: