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  •  The diary is not asking for money (1+ / 0-)
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    for a candidate nor is it supporting a candidate.   ActBlue is not in the business of endorsing candidates or making a "pitch" for candidates.  ActBlue provides a mechanism for Democratic candidates and their supporters to make the pitch and do fundraising.  The diary is not asking for money for Miller, it is reporting on what has happened this week with Miller's fundraising and using this as a demonstration of the "value of off-year fundraising" to campaigns and of the "overwhelming power of grassroots fundraising."  

    The only money request in the diary is not for Miller, but for ActBlue:

    (Feel like dropping ActBlue a couple bucks? You can do that here.)

    https://secure.actblue.com/...

    Btw, I am not in the habit of donating to candidates without having some pretty solid information about their background and positions on issues.  At this point, I do not know enough about Rob Miller to make a decision about donating to his campaign.

    "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

    by CKendall on Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 10:23:49 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks for this (0+ / 0-)

      I saw nothing in Actblue's diary that I'd consider a "plug" for Miller. It's an information piece-with interesting and valuable info too. And I appreciate the feedback.

    •  Read the diary again: (0+ / 0-)

      Over the next few months staffers will join the Miller campaign whose wages will come out of the money you raised. If you're looking to build political capital, there aren't many better ways to do it.

      So do it again, and remember that regardless of what you think about Miller or Wilson, you've just demonstrated the overwhelming power of grassroots fundraising. When we switch on, we all switch on.

      The title: "It's Miller time?"

      At this point, I do not know enough about Rob Miller to make a decision about donating to his campaign.

      Good on you. I've got a little bee in my bonnet watching Kossacks rallying around a candidate we know absolutely nothing about in one diary, cursing the scroungs of Blue Dogs in another, then ignoring progressive fundraising efforts like No On Question 1 (Maine), which is starving for money and being outspent like crazy by the Mormon and Catholic Church.

      •  Context Matters (1+ / 0-)
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        CKendall

        I think you're willfully misunderstanding me. In context, "it" refers to an off-year fundraising drive.

        Also, "It's Miller Time" is, pretty clearly, a descriptive and not a prescriptive solution.

        Sorry for any misunderstanding.

        -Adrian

      •  How about doing a diary about the (0+ / 0-)

        "No on 1" campaign's need for contributions?  With a link to the "No on 1/Protect Maine Equality" ActBlue page created by kos (with 19 supporters so far).
        http://www.actblue.com/...

        Or create your own ActBlue page and challenge Kossacks to kick in.  The "No on 1/Protect Maine Equality" campaign is Number 4 on ActBlue's busiest recipients list.  

        Supporters and contributions to date/create your page on ActBlue:
        http://www.actblue.com/...

        Bill in Portland Maine made the campaign the feature on Tuesday's Cheers and Jeers and had a link to the campaign's donation page.  He pointed out there were 49 days till the vote.  Time enough for more diaries.

        Bill's Cheers and Jeers: Tuesday:
        http://www.dailykos.com/...

        Campaign donation link:
        http://salsa.wiredforchange.com/...

        "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

        by CKendall on Wed Sep 16, 2009 at 07:03:07 PM PDT

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