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Tuesday, December 14, 2004

In fairness...

Posted by Tim Tagaris

The email I sent yesterday to the Michigan Democratic Party was just kicked back to me as a failed delivery.  I also just received a voice mail from the Communications Director.

I resent the email with an offer to help the state party improve their abilities to communicate with grass/netroots.  In conjunction with our analysis of 2005/2006 swing races (in swing states especially), maybe it would be a good "project" for us to help swing states upgrade our ability to communicate in real time?

Email receipt and offer below the fold...

Date: 14 Dec 2004 18:10:27 -0000
From: MAILER-DAEMON@yahoo.com
To: ttagaris@yahoo.com
Subject: failure notice

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at yahoo.com.
I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following
This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

Sorry, I wasn't able to establish an SMTP connection. (#4.4.1)
I'm not going to try again; this message has been in the queue too

And the start of my re-sent email to Mr. Moon:

I just got this email kicked back to me 5 minutes ago.
This is a resend.

One more thing.  This is not meant to be adversarial.
There are MANY of us out there that would love to help
the state parties upgrade their communication
mechanisms with the grass/netroots. 

Anything we can do to help, we will.

Posted at 01:46 PM in Netroots | Technorati


I have just recently just set up a blog and it may be worth mentioning along with other blogs that cover MI. I know that DemocraticUnderground.com has individual blogs specifically for each state. I was looking at the MD one today and I was going to look at the MI one as well. If I think of it tomorrow, I'll post something there telling them about your discussions with the MI Dems.

My blog has the very narrow focus of discussing changes in the Electoral College. The first 'serious' post should be up by Monday, where I start looking at one state at a time discussing the pros and cons of each system. The reason I bring this up here is that I have chosen MI to be the first state I look at because I am from there.

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Posted by: Dan Hogan at December 14, 2004 09:27 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment