This sign is enough to strike a tremendous sense of urgency, if not actual fear, in the heart of any campaign worker or volunteer, much less a candidate. But with (now) 43 days to go, the Burner campaign is firing on all cylinders, running what is arguably the nation's highest profile and most ground-breaking House campaign.At the heart of it is the "intense, relentless, partisan geek" (as she's been characterized by one local wag), Darcy Burner. (She cops to being a geek--she wrote the algorithm that allows the campaign's various databases to talk to each other--and sees no problem in being either intense, relentless, or with the state of the nation today, partisan.)
In 2006, I kicked off a three week campaign reporting trip with a day with the Burner campaign. I'm going to be doing a reprise of that trip this fall, and what better way to start it than to go back to WA-08.
That means more call time, more house parties, and recruiting and sending out more volunteers. She's got the system in place to do all of that, but can use all the help she can get.
Monday, September 22, 2008
"WA-08: A Day in the Life of the Darcy Burner Campaign" (with video)
mcjoan (front-paged on Kos), with video: