Well, it's 2 A.M. -- The primary election is more than 14 months away, and I am already pulling 18+ hour days. Such is the life on an insurgent US Senate campaign I suppose. Consider this diary to be the "late-night confessions of a campaign staffer."
Oh, who is the candidate? His name is Chuck Pennacchio; he is running for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Maybe you have heard of him on here--maybe you haven't. You might be solidly in the campaign of another candidate to take on Rick Santorum, that's fine too.
This diary isn't meant to persuade or convince, it's just an appeal for feedback from one Kos(sack, sian, mopolitan) to another...
[editor's note, by ttagaris] Thanks to the people who have signed up for rapid response on the bloggers page.
You see, I moved from Chicago, over 1000 miles, to help this campaign get its online outreach off-the-ground. After a few weeks of work, it looks like we are about to launch the campaign website, publically, in a few days.
But before we start publicizing this mechanism for two way communication and a "window into the campaign," I want to get some feedback from this community. I mean, what the hell, it's almost the middle of the night, might as well take a look.
Right now there are some IE/Firefox compatability issues--we are working that out. If you want to get the full flavor of the site (including front page video), your best bet is IE right now.
Other than that, please do check it out and let me know what you think. What's good, what sucks, and what can be tweaked a bit?
Here is another treat, for those that know me from here, and those that don't. One of the things we are going to do is put video of staff members up on the site from time to time. Ya know, introduce you to the people who have uprooted their lives to advance the progressive cause in the 2006 election cycle.
Here is the video of me. Although, after taking another quick look at it, maybe it isn't such a treat.
So again, please do take a look and let me know. We have already gotten some feedback in the comments section of an obscure diary--rest assured it has been noted. Your suggestions are invaluable. After all, who web outreach better than the large handful of us still on Kos in the dead of night.
Thanks alot folks.