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Friday, September 17, 2004

Action Time

Posted by Chris Bowers

I'll have the new GECC up later today. But first...

I believe the political blogosphere can be understood as different from existing campaign and political reporting primarily because our discussion is designed, and frequently does, to lead to action. Here is an overview of my theory on the subject. Let's spend a few hours turning theory into practice.

First, yesterday I wrote a long article detailing the excessive degree to which Gallup has favored Bush during this campaign. This article is getting some notice over at Dailykos, but let's spread the word to the media. DCG provides an excellent list of talking points to use when contacting the media--or even your friends and co-workers--about the Gallup poll. Also, slinkerwink provides an excellent list of media outlets to contact. No matter what other polls end up showing, we need to dent Gallup's public credibility until excessive qualifiers start appearing in every news release about their polls.

Second, when SSP and MyDD decided to try and start raising money for Ginny Schrader, we decided upon $2,000 as a great goal to achieve for the entire cycle. With $2,000, it would be as though we were one large donor giving the maximum. To date, through 20 donors, we have reached $980. We are almost halfway there! I'd like to meet our goal by the end of Q3, so we never have to nag you again. A $20 donation would put us over $1,000. Chip in today.

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Posted at 01:10 PM in Site News | Technorati



I had no idea!

We need to start doing something about this. I didn't realize how skewed they were.

Posted by: Nathaniel at September 17, 2004 01:40 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

To inject a bit of humor here . . . perhaps they should change their name to Galluping Gurdy!


Posted by: Jason at September 17, 2004 02:11 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment