In 2007 and 2008 I had the privilege to work on Chris Dodd’s presidential campaign. My job as Deputy Internet Director was pretty great. I got to travel with Senator Dodd on all of his political trips — basically a lot of visits to Iowa and New Hampshire, along with the other frequent stops in the 2008 cycle (Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Nevada, and Utah). My primary role was to serve as the campaign’s videographer and blogger from the road. Given my name (Matt Browner-Hamlin) it wasn’t surprising that my nickname on the campaign was Blogger Hamlin. I never really embraced it then, but am doing so now as the name of this blog. I’ll see if it sticks, but for now I think it’ll do just fine.