Obama 08: Do Not Protest May 31st DNC R&B Committee
by steampunkx, Tue May 27, 2008 at 12:36:35 PM EDT
Emails from two sources verify that the Obama 08 campaign does not want protests on its behalf of the Democratic National Committee's May 31st Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting to decide the fate of Florida and Michigan.
The Obama Campaign has maintained a remarkable amount of message control through-out their campaign, a trait that has earned them a lot of respect from media and pols alike for their ability to stay on message. This also has the advantage of preventing wild-card flaks (Geraldine, we're all looking at you) from embarassing the campaign, giving them more control over the money by funnelling funds away from the 527's, and most importantly, allowing them to set the tone. You know, Obama's tone.
In line with their belief in message control, in this last leg of a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad campaign, they are asking us to stand down. Don't do it. Don't yell at the Committee. Don't mock the people who've come to yell for Hillary. Don't wave "Obama '08" signs in the faces of the DNC R&B Committee members. Don't make a fuss they say--go register voters, in Virginia.
Excerpt from the email:
I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade, but under direction from
Chicago HQ we are being asked NOT to hold any events like this. For
several political and media reasons, I have been asked to relay the
message that only those Obama supporters who obtained tickets to sit
inside the meeting should attend. No outside
protests/rallies/gatherings, no matter how
If you would like to be involved in the counter-event (voter
registration in Northern VA) please let me know.
Yes, that's right, the Obama Campaign's neverending playbook of electoral aikido says don't protest, we've already won this fight. Go prepare for the next fight: register voters in Virginia, the traditionally red state that recent demographic shifts and Obama-Mania have put into play, the 13 Electoral College Votes that we can take from the Republicans.
x-posted at dailykos.com.