While I won't argue that Barack Obama's vast email list isn't going to be a powerful tool during his presidency, this article seems to miss the obvious: the 13 or so million people on that list don't march in lockstep.
The millions of donors who enabled Barack Obama to shatter campaign-fundraising records and build a nationwide network of supporters may also help him rewrite the rules for governing. [...]
"When President Obama says, '21 members of Congress are standing in the way of my health plan,' one out of 10 voting Americans start to go to work on those members of Congress,'' said Democratic consultant Joe Trippi...
We're not the Republican Party, Joe. We're not, as a group, going to jump onboard whatever policy President Obama pushes. Anyone who thinks so hasn't been paying attention.