Barack Obama thinks so and has promised, if elected, to make a cabinet level Chief Technology Officer (CTO) position for the first time. (McCain, meanwhile, doesn't really do "the e-mail" that much).
Obama says he is especially committed to using this proposed cabinet position to push for a greater broadband build-out nationwide. The United States currently ranks #15 in broadband penetration among industrialized nations. A shockingly low number of only 23 out of 100 Americans actually have a broadband connection, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Increasingly, how do you reach your customers? Getting serious about better deploying broadband domestically can only help domestic sales.
Does America need a CTO? H-E-Double hockey sticks, yes! Regardless of who wins in November, let's hope this is one idea that becomes reality.