The internet revolution in politics started with the Howard Dean campaign. Every day more and more politicians are using the blogosphere not only to campaign, but to gauge public interest. As the typical web user becomes more engaged, the door opens for average citizens to have their voices heard through the medium of the internet. U4prez is a site that allows anyone to mount a virtual campaign for president. This is the next level of political grass roots. Real time voting, campaigning and debate in a moderated setting. AmericanPresident2012 takes it one step further, with an actual plan in place to allow the public to vote, with a goal of making the winner a real contender for the top post.