Given Reddit’s demographics, and its audience’s vocal nature, it is not unthinkable to see AMAs play a role in the upcoming elections. Numerous lawmakers have come on the site to answer thoughtful questions candidly, and the Reddit community is constantly lobbying for an AMA with President Obama. Both the Obama and Romney camps have been tight-lipped about their digital strategies, but there’s no question it could be an important venue. Insiders say that both campaigns have been targeted.
“Every politician right now is trying to figure out what is the next big thing and they want to be on it. Being on this platform and being the first mover is a huge advantage for these candidates,” said Kuhn. “We’ll see if either camp is brave enough to take the leap.”
There's room for everyone -- including presidential candidates!