Thursday, August 10, 2006

About Damn Time

Howard Dean, released his statement about the Lamont Win.

Ned Lamont won fair and square. We have a process, and those who participate in it should respect the outcome. Joe Lieberman should respect the Democratic voters' decision. He has to do what all of us who have lost an election have done: support the winner.
Game. Set and Match. JOE!

I am sure most of you saw the great segment by Jon Stewart on Lieberman seeing this race as a game. But I have to say, I think Joe is losing his mind, or he has warped into some 6th Dimension. This was by no means a game, this was about the lives of American Soldiers over in Iraq, in harm's way. This was about Joe aligning himself with the Bush Policies and the People of Connecticut did not like that.

They took their fight to remove an 18 year Senator and they did it many ways. Some will say that the blogs played a strong part, some saw it as much smaller. Jerome over at MyDD says:

Let's call what works today the post-modern campaign, keying in specifically on what is new. In the first stage, a candidate reaches out to the base, and specifically over the internet, reaching out to bloggers, especially those most local. A campaign builds up it's listserve, the candidate aims to get buzz from the activists on the ground, and recognizes the local blogosphere as the pre-field organization of the campaign. At this stage, it's a very decentralized operation, and the candidate's message works because he's seen the movement rally around it, and everything going forward builds off of this base.

Moving into the second stage, when the campaign brings on field staff, they are integrated with the grassroots. The communication staff are in daily touch with the bloggers for message and tactics, and rapid response and oppo research. The Financers recognize that if they can get buzz and chatter and small donors, it's more than just noise and provides validation for the larger donors and funding organizations.

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