Well, now this is pretty cool. I wrote a diary yesterday, introducing our new Facebook Page, "If Joe Lieberman filibusters health care I will donate to his opponent"
Well, just a day later, I'm happy to report that we're already closing in on 8,000 pledgers, for an estimated total of $400,000 in pledges. And... this has already been noticed by the good people at MSNBC.
Check Left Take, for the video, from "Hardball" (trying to add it here, but the code isn't working)
Can a "social money bomb" help defeat Joe Lieberman? Or at least help convince him not to filibuster health care reform? Maybe, maybe not.
But we started the page just a little under 3 days ago, and... this sure is a hell of a lot of traction for such a short time period. Net net -- people are angry. And they're taking action.
Based on previous campaign pledge efforts we've been involved with (DraftWesleyClark.com, etc.), and based on some feedback from the pledgers, we're going to estimate an average donation of $50 per pledger in 2012, if Lieberman filibusters health care.
It's a guess, of course, but... we think it's a conservative one. Sure, some folks will be lower, and some pledgers will flake altogether. On the other hand, a lot of folks will give more than $50. And at least a few of the thousands will max out, and donate $2,300 (and every one of those effectively makes up for 45 who flake).
So net net, we're estimating $50 per pledger... which means we're closing in on $400,000 pledged in less than 72 hours.
So yeah, people are just a wee bit pissed. And Senator Lieberman, if you're listening... keep an eye on that number, because it's going to keep going up.
Become a fan today -- and send a message to Senator Lieberman.