In the course of five days in late August, we on the progressive side of the Internet helped Darcy Burner’s WA-08 campaign immeasurably and took the political world by storm. We were able to blunt a huge amount of the impact of President Bush’s visit to raise money from big donors for Congressman Dave Reichert. Yoohoo! You made this possible and helped define what people-powered politics can accomplish.At the close of the panel discussion, Darcy announced that General Eaton had agreed to chair a new effort to develop and promote a comprehensive strategic exit plan for Iraq. Over the next few weeks, Darcy and General Eaton will pull together military, diplomatic and humanitarian leaders to work out a plan for allowing our troops to leave Iraq responsibly. This less well publicized aspect of the town hall and fundraising effort may well wind up being the most important aspect of what Darcy’s campaign and all of you have set in play.
For everything you did, thanks. Darcy and her campaign stand ready to assist other netroots candidates to do their version of what we did here together. The more homers we hit in this upcoming election, the better we will all be.
Friday, September 14, 2007
"How People-Powered Politics Hit a Home Run in the Burner Race"
Lynn Allen's diary on Kos: