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View Diary: Obama Viral Email Project - Draft 4 (21 comments)

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  •  Not to be cynical (0+ / 0-)

    But folks won't forward it in its current form.  It won't go viral.  What you need is something "shocking" they didn't know, or something to make them angry.  The most straightforward approach is to convince them they've been had - that prior anti-Obama emails were part of a systematic campaign to manipulate gullible voters.  (This is true, as Clinton's staff has been fired over this, although the scale of such an operation will probably never be known.)

    People don't like being manipulated by politicians for their political gain.

    •  I disagree, but we'll see. (0+ / 0-)

      The key will be when it first comes back to us.

    •  I agree with this... (0+ / 0-)

      I think the email could start with a short, attention-getting warning about how many lies about Barack Obama are being spread.   People don't like being lied to.... and they desperately want to think they are the ones with the real scoop.

      Something like this:

      Heads up!  This campaign season, you may receive one of a number of inflammatory chain emails containing lies about Barack Obama.  As enthusiastic volunteers in the Barack Obama campaign for the Presidency, we are concerned that the true facts get out.

      We've pulled together a list of facts about Barack, so that you will know the truth about him. And don't just trust our word.  Follow the links we have included to confirm all of these facts.  When you're done, please forward this information to your friends and family.

    •  "The truth" implies lies (0+ / 0-)

      I think its more important to keep it positive. Those who enthusiastically support his candidacy will forward this email.

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