As if we needed more proof to know the potential of microfinance, here it is. MoveOn.org has launched a campaign to fund the airing of commercials on TV in Texas supporting the Democratic state senators who have bolted to New Mexico to block an attempt by Republican leaders to force another round of redistricting. The campaign has only been live for one week, and it’s already raised more than $650,000 — almost two thirds of its goal. That’s a spectacular showing no matter how you slice it.
More broadly, though, it shows that Internet-based, progressive, small-donor fundraising and political organizing has really come of age. The Dean campaign has blazed the trail. But the phenomenon transcends any single candidate or issue.
Clearly Josh doesn’t read Ant’s Eye View, or he’d already have known that :-)Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at August 22, 2003
If you think anything I write here represents the opinions of anybody but myself, you need more help than I can give you. The opinions are all mine, folks. Nobody else's. ESPECIALLY not my employer's.
If that's too hard to understand... well, I'm sorry. There's only so much I can do. I'm not a therapist, and I'm not a miracle worker. (Unless you consider staying employed in this economy a miracle.) I wish I could help you work through your delusional belief that I'm speaking for anyone else but myself. Honestly, I do. But in the end, that's a monkey you'll have to get off your back on your own. Sorry.