The reaction here in Utah has been somewhat interesting in and of itself. I'm not a Mormon, but I've lived in Utah the majority of my life, and the electorate here has always enjoyed a somewhat unhealthy obsession with defending state's rights, and libertarian ideals that has them a bit torn on this one. Though there are many (the majority unfortunately) who support what the LDS Church is doing with Prop 8, there is also a noticeable number of LDS Utahns who are concerned with the picture this paints of Mormonism, and the ramifications of extending their efforts so far into another state's "territory."
The aggressive action exhibited by the church leadership, contradicting a recent message of "compassion" (read: condescending "we still love you" message) toward the gay community, which was heavily promoted and welcomed by most church members as a step forward.
LDS Utahns seem to constantly battle the duality of "loyalty to the church without question" contrasted with an unspoken "this makes us look backwards" self consciousness toward how the rest of the nation views them - which has only been amplified by the national criticism of Mitt Romney during the primaries.
Also, the "meddling" of the LDS leadership in CA's marriage proposal has riled many ex-Mormons to get involved, with one such activist dropping $1 million to the opposition in a single contribution.
This is a very important "ask," and I want to thank Craig (et al) for doing it.
The dollar amount is secondary here to the goal of hitting 100 donors quickly. $5, $10, $20 - doesn't matter. If they can pull this off, it sends a very clear message to both the candidate (in terms of encouragement for drawing a line on FISA, and his upcoming fight on Net Neutrality) and (almost more importantly) to the Democratic leadership of Utah that bloggers can, indeed, make things happen.
If you can afford to, please help them get to 100 donors by Friday.