Idle Words—Portrait of a Campaign


62 bookmarks. First posted by amy 6 days ago.


Great writeup of what organizing looks like on the ground as we head in to the midterms.
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yesterday by waltz
donate a hell of a lot of money to thirteen such candidates
3 days ago by bde
RT : This bit on rural Internet access being a major issue rings true, in my experience.
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4 days ago by maciej
Idle Words—Portrait of a Campaign
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5 days ago by dr3wster
Oct 10, 2018 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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5 days ago by AramZS
> While claiming to seek victory, the Democratic leadership has instead created a consulting and fundraising complex that incentivizes narrow defeat.

"There are three issues in particular that seem to get voters riled up at campaign events."

1. campaign finance reform
2. health care
3. internet access ("Like rural electricity, broadband is a basic need for a modern economy.")

> The DCCC has a fundamentally timid vision of how to win in rural places. Their ideal candidate doesn’t look like our progressive woman at all—he looks like the Marlboro Man. The ideal red-district candidate is a self-funding millionaire former prosecutor who is also a combat veteran, with a mildly ethnic background, unburdened by substantive policy positions, serious ideas, or a record.
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5 days ago by tarakc02
Oct 10, 2016 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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5 days ago by ree
Second disclaimer: I am a political novice and don't know all the fancy things. But I do like structural thinking and have a functioning pair of eyes and ears. I spent the last year traveling and meeting many Democratic Congressional campaigns in red-leaning districts. via Pocket
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5 days ago by rjp
Second disclaimer: I am a political novice and don't know all the fancy things. But I do like structural thinking and have a functioning pair of eyes and ears. I spent the last year traveling and meeting many Democratic Congressional campaigns in red-leaning districts. via Pocket
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5 days ago by bschlagel
TheStacksCat Daily: Idle Words—Portrait of a Campaign , see more
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5 days ago by LibrariesVal
Favorite tweet: Pinboard

I wrote an impassioned cri de nerd here about why we risk losing the midterms. I'll spruce it up with hyperlinks and pictures a little later. https://t.co/OViqW3u8Gs

— Dork Money Defeats Dark Money (@Pinboard) October 9, 2018

http://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1049495854590189569
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5 days ago by tswaterman
Oct 10, 2016 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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5 days ago by artlung
Second disclaimer: I am a political novice and don't know all the fancy things. But I do like structural thinking and have a functioning pair of eyes and ears. I spent the last year traveling and meeting many Democratic Congressional campaigns in red-leaning districts.
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6 days ago by pesche
Oct 10, 2018 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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6 days ago by bhays
Maciej Cegłowski on the upcoming US midterms
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6 days ago by jhealy
Oct 10, 2018 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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6 days ago by ashaw
4162 • First disclaimer: The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in similar circumstances in 2018. Second disclaimer: I am a political novice and don't know all the fancy things.
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6 days ago by rosscatrow
do you recognise this? Portrait of a Campaign - Idle Words
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6 days ago by kevinmarks
Great Slate organizer talks about his view of Democrats and campaign finance
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6 days ago by nelson
With a month to go before the midterms, there are more than a dozen districts where a progressive woman is running for office as a first-time candidate against an absentee Republican incumbent, and has polling in hand showing her able to win outright if she can reach independent voters with a short statement along these lines:
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6 days ago by Jswindle
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6 days ago by cgbrooke
Oct 10, 2016 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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6 days ago by yudha87
Oct 10, 2016 First disclaimer : The following is not intended as a roman-a-clef. Everything here is a composite portrait drawn from a dozen or so campaigns in…
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6 days ago by zota
Very early on, [the archetypal candidate in 2018] had to develop the two near-sociopathic skills required of a politician in 2018: the ability to repeatedly tell a truncated version of her life story with unaffected sincerity, and the ability to shake down a list of wealthy strangers on the phone for money.
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6 days ago by poppisima