Twitter as the platform for elections

I want to point to John Cassidy’s notion in the New Yorker that Twitter could serve as an adequate platform for electioneering candidates…

…What if, rather than presenting a long and tedious speech that would constantly be interrupted by senators and congressmen mugging for the cameras, the President sat in the Oval Office, or anywhere, actually, and tapped out what he had to say in a hundred and forty characters?

Obviously tongue in cheek because twitter doesn’t include pictures and facial expressions…like watching John Boehner’s face behind the President.