• on a comment on Blog Infrastructure over 9 years ago
    Bob-
    Would there be an easy way to get our blog signed up for a region rather than state/city?
  • on a comment on Grassroots Campaigns, Inc. over 9 years ago
    You should check out their current project.  They are putting field organizers in individual CDs to run various issue campaigns as a way of building volunteers for 2006 electoral/GOTV stuff.  Essentially, the same organizer will be in his/her district for two years, and by the time they start working on field operations for mid-term candidates, they will already have precinct leaders, media contacts, an apartment, etc.

    I think that your assessment of GCI in 2004 is spot-on.  I would add that they also did a poor job of recognizing the importance of finding local talent to begin with.  But I don't think they like that any more than you or I do, and their goals--beyond obviously, succeeding as a company--are really all about the kind of infrastructure-building that seem to be in to.  The bottom line for them is that they're a vendor, and their clients need to be creatively, flexible, and rich enough to float long-term organizing.  I was hoping that they would play some role in setting up the DNC's state-by-state permanent field operation--and maybe they will.  

  • on a comment on Blog Infrastructure over 9 years ago
    Word.  I worked for MoveOn.  They're fantastic, but they're not about blogs.
  • on a comment on A Candidate's Brand over 9 years ago
    It's all good.
  • on a comment on A Candidate's Brand over 9 years ago
    Whoah.  My "agenda" was to make the point that there are a lot of crappy candidate websites out there, and that web developers could help out with time rather than money.  The last thing I was trying to do was say anything personal.  I hope someone hires you soon.

     

  • comment on a post A Candidate's Brand over 9 years ago
    I couldn't agree more.  There ought to be an aggressive effort on behalf of web monkeys donkeys to provide web design as an in-kind contribution.  Are you going to give $15,000 to your county party in any other capacity this year?  

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