Friday, January 21, 2005
Blogging the DNC ChairPosted by Bob Brigham
Internet pundits have elevated the race to new heights, racing to praise or condemn candidates in the Web's perpetual news cycle and bringing the micro-election -- complete with advertising buttons and campaign staffs -- alive for thousands of small donors and volunteers. ...
"It's really interesting to see the blogosphere cover a story with such depth and such passion that's to some extent flying under the radar screen of the national press," said Bob Brigham, a local political consultant working with BlogPAC, a fund-raising vehicle backed by top left-wing bloggers including Markos Moulitsas of DailyKos.com and Duncan Black of Atrios.blogspot.com.
Full disclosure, I'm only doing Social Security work for BlogPAC. But, I will be in Sacramento tomorrow to blog the Western DNC Caucus meeting. And because I love it, I also want to point out that the political editor of the Examiner has a blog.
From the CA Democratic Party press release:
DNC CHAIR CANDIDATE FORUM SPONSORED BY WESTERN REGIONAL CAUCUS As the members of the Democratic National Committee prepare to elect a new national Chair, the DNC’s regional caucuses are hosting a series of forums featuring potential Chair candidates. The election of the new Chair will be held February 12 in Washington D.C. The Western Caucus is made up of Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Democrats Abroad (1/2 vote). We understand that all seven DNC Chair candidates will be attending the Western Regional Caucus meeting: Howard Dean, Martin Frost, Donnie Fowler, Wellington Webb, Simon Rosenberg, Tim Roemer, and David Leland.
I think it's officially time we annoint you Bob "Big-Time" Brigham. Aww yeah.