Chris Cillizza warns officeholders about the dangers of Twitter in this article.
Sure, in theory it makes sense to provide benign daily updates letting your constituents know you are hard at work fighting for them.
And it is “kinda cool” — as Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a titan of political Twitterers, described a recent tweet interview with ABC’s Jake Tapper — to use the technology to break down traditional communication borders.
But, as in college when you were coming home from a party and it seemed like a good idea to call the object of your affections to let him or her know how you really felt, Twitter provides short-term gain in exchange for long-term pain.