We will break you! (an idea for the Nevada Mess)
by Teaser, Tue Feb 27, 2007 at 08:59:52 AM EST
Hesiod comes up with something remarkably (perhaps not for Hesiod, though) clever here.
General idea: schedule a netroots candidates forum for the same day as the Nevada Fox Debacle-To-Be.
Here is what I propose.
Daily Kos and MYDD, and whichever bigtime big name progressive bloggers want to get involved, should schedule THEIR OWN CANDIDATE FORUM for the exact same date and time as the Nevada Democratic party soiree.
And, given the organizing talents of the blogosphere, you could even set it up for a venue in the same city as the Nevada Dem party forum.
Then, you invite all the candidates to show up.
Give them a choice between showing up at the Fox event, and majorly pissing off the blogosphere, or showing up at our event, and screwing over Fox.
I have a sneaking suspicion that even many high level Neveda Democrats would choose us over Fox.
Just my two cents.
As an added bonus:
My idea will also give the Nevada Democratic Party a way to get out of any contraactual obligation they may have with Fox News. If they schedule a forum, and none of the candidates intends to show up, then there's nothing Fox can do about it.
Is it too late to do something like this? It seems bulletproof.