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Harry Reid was the ONLY Senate Democrat who did the right thing . . .

. . . in voting against the override of the President's veto. The rest were a bunch of gutless wonders!
Posted by markpkessinger | Thu Sep 29, 2016, 09:58 PM (4 replies)

Campaign Hillary needs to get its act together

A friend of mine who lives in Ohio -- a key battleground state in this race -- posted this today on Facebook:

OK... I'm voting for Clinton. There's no doubt about that and pretty much regardless of anything that happens 'twixt now and November 8, that's what will happen.

BUT! 16 days ago I made a contribution to her campaign and ordered a yard sign for my home. I think it important to put that up and out there in a town where I've seen NO Clinton signs, but I have seen Trump signs (I pass four of them on my way to the office everyday and have seen others elsewhere in town and county).

After 14 days of not receiving the sign (for which the shipping charge was $12), I filled out a "contact" form on the Hillary website. Today I received a reply which included this: "Thank you for reaching out. If you have made a donation and are expecting a piece of merchandise in return, please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for delivery."

WHAT THE HELL?

8 WEEKS? The election will have happened before I get my sign. There will be no public display of support for a Clinton presidency in my neighborhood.

Is this any way to run a campaign? If you want your supporters to show their support, you'd sure as hell better get their public signs and bumper stickers and whatever else to them faster than "approximately 6-8 weeks"! Especially if you're charging them $12 for shipping a flimsy sheet of plastic and wire frame!

It's the little things that drive you crazy!


The "little things," indeed! Like me, my friend was a Sanders suporter during the primaries and now is supporting Clinton. This is a tight race, and a "little thing" like this, insofar ad it indicates the campaign's lack of responsiveness to supporters, is the kind of thing that could blow it in November.

One of the things that is critical to getting out the vote is making your supporters feel as if it is their campaign as much as it is yours. This is something Bernie's campaign did brilliantly (in some cases, almost too brilliantly). An aloof campaign will not win this election.

Get your shit together, Campaign Hillary!
Posted by markpkessinger | Wed Sep 14, 2016, 12:14 PM (191 replies)

So I hear Trump, that P.T. Barnum of American politics, has a new campaign theme song . . .

Posted by markpkessinger | Mon Sep 12, 2016, 02:52 PM (0 replies)
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