Thursday, September 9, 2010

Did We Take Our Eye Off The Ball?

Changes in the list of blogs I keep in my RSS reader, coupled with the shift from opposition to governance, mean that I have been almost completely unplugged from the basic blocking and tackling operations of campaigns. I have no sense of where Democrats stand when it comes to recruiting, fundraising, and volunteer operations compared to four years ago. Is OFA yielding any results? Maybe, maybe not. But it has certainly been out of sight and out of mind for this here blogger.

We all know that economic circumstances dominate electoral outcomes. But they're not completely determinative. Campaigns and candidates do matter. I wonder if the unprofessional left should have spent a little more time reminding people that raising money and volunteering are just as important in 2010 as they were in 2006.


Raven Onthill said...

Guy, I ain't volunteering or contributing until there's a party that represents me. If the Dems want to be a conservative party, they're going to have to recruit some conservative activists.


janinsanfran said...

I've made a point of staying on the OFA lists and they do call and email me. I'm not volunteering as I don't believe in the efficacy of calling voters 1000s of miles away (and never did) but I've picked some campaigns to work on closer to home.