OK

This is not going to be much of a diary, because it is such a simple message.  

I give a lot of money ($500 to $1000 per year)  to dem candidates and causes.  I figure it is the least I can do to help guide how my tax dollars are spent.   (it does not work very well).

So, I get a lot of emails from dem and progressive organizations.  They are anxious and depressing.  It does not seem like the way to win a campaign.

Some examples:

"Disaster!"
"OH NO , Not again!'
"Raped!"
"Furious"
"We are getting pummeled!"
"BAD NEWS"
MAD AS HELL
LAST MINUTE WARNING
FINAL APPEAL
THIS IS URGENT!
Environmental Outrage!
Sanford's Whining About Us!
It's Getting Ugly!
Here are the kinds of message I would want to open and support:
WE CAN KEEP WINNING
Lets Kick some A$$
Send Bad News to the the GOP!
Your gifts are HUGE!   THANKS!
Our VERY BEST candidates need money!
I had to make those up, but I hope you get the idea.   If a fund raising email shows me a desparate message that says we are losing, I won't even read it.     I get enough of that in online comments.

I WANT TO WIN AND I WANT TO SUPPORT CANDIDATES WHO BELIEVE THEY CAN WIN.  (damn caps lock!)
 

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.