Step 2: turn the blogosphere from givers into raisers.
The average contribution to Ginny Schrader through ActBlue
was right at $30. Now, that's a lot of people who are giving
because Markos, Jerome, Stephen and others asked them to.
Now we need to take that to the next level, and turn those
givers into raisers. The math (as explained above) is
straightforward -- we now need to bring people to the next level,
and ask them to raise from their non-blogging friends.
...moderate / liberal Republicans are ripe for the plucking by a Democratic campaign that can properly appeal to their libertarian tendencies....
Absolutely--remember the good ol' days of Waco, black helicopters, and "jack-booted thugs"?
It seems like we should be able to recapture some lost territory among the electorate with civil liberties/Patriot Act/due process issues. Shouldn't we be ammering this theme hard, especially in places like Rural OH and PA, and Eastern WA?
Major thanks once again to Matt, and also to Jerome, for a big revision to strategy #2 -- this a huge improvement over the version I sent to Matt!
Kuff and David -- thanks for your kind words.
Kuff -- Texas Tuesdays looks like a fantastic resource. We're talking now about getting candidate profiles up on ActBlue, and y'all are clearly the go-to folks for Texas! I'll send you an e-mail and we can talk more offline.