I've worked with a few of them personally -- they have a good team.
You couldn't catch me saying an ill word about Peter Dauo, Jesse Berney, Crystal Patterson or Kevin Thurman.
I am, however, quite proud of the work Tim Cullen, Brett Schekner, Matt Browner-Hamlin and Erik Moe has done with Dodd -- and especially with video. And, I just happen to think we have the better candidate as well =)
# Last week Hillary Clinton said she'd be using HillCam to provide a "behind-the-scenes" look at the Clinton's trip through Iowa this week. Now, after two videos, we've been treated to titillating footage of Bill ordering chicken at a Dairy Queen, the power couple walking down the street talking to people, and Hillary saying hello to curious Iowans. In other words, there's nothing very behind-the-scenes about it, and in fact there's nothing different from what most of the candidates have been doing already. The fact that Hillary -- who's been much less enthusiastic about video until recently -- is now showing a "less guarded" view of herself is supposed to be the big news.
# Meanwhile, the Chris Dodd folks are actually doing innovative work with online video, offering several clips a day of campaign stops, live-streaming video, and more.
Dodd has been more open and expansive with his internet video strategy than most of the candidates. They've webcast staff meetings. They broadcast live interaction with staffers during the debates, getting 9,600 viewers during the second debate.
Matt Browner-Hamlin is traveling with Senator Dodd, and is responsible for going live from the road. The video clip at the bottom of this entry was done at the Canteen in Ottumwa, Iowa. Matt had one bar on his cell phone, and the stream held on the entire way through. In fact, the restaurant itself was literally located under a parking garage -- so it can be literally considered underground video.
I'm obviously not going to wade any further into this discussion, but I think you're a bit off the mark here. If there are problems with what they're doing online, I don't think ATM-only syndrome is it.
We're still supposed to talk, Nate. Ring me up when you get a chance.