With almost a month before the 2014 General Election, those who politically blog on the Democrat side find the same results about to occur. The Republicans in Georgia will win again because the Dem base isn’t motivated to come out as they were when President Obama was on the ballot.
But, Obama’s White House is basically on the line. A fact Democrats fail to mention as they break their necks to get certain former Democrats back. Hey, take care of home first or nothing else is relevant. While the traditional campaigns and party operations are doing what they do, someone like bloggers and activists should be firing up the base with pure bullet points about what is on the table with this election…Senate control, impeachment, stand your ground laws, minimum wage, voter suppression, job creation, education reform.
The bloggers at Peanut Politics blog and Projectlogiaga blog have the same discussions about using new media in an edgy way every election year. “Oh, what we could not do with a nominal budget.” What about radio ads like the following:
It’s Fall 2014 but let me tell you about last Spring. When they thought no one was listening, Republican leaders plotted impeaching President Obama or at least humiliating him for his last two years in office because the president and Democrats put working families and jobs before corporations and fat cats. We can’t let them control Congress.
The despicable Republicans were even discussing forcing kids who receive free lunch to clean the schools for their meals. These are the people who created the “Stand Your Ground” laws and fight increasing the minimum wage. We stop them by voting and making sure that everyone we know votes early—that’s the best protest. For more on turning anger into action google _______ and join our facebook page.
“Should have, would have, could have” makes for a rough Thanksgiving every other year. But hope springs eternal and I still think that it will occur to someone that the “unlikely” voters who came out for Obama twice can still tip the scales this year if they are motivated properly and quickly. I think the traditional efforts have the organization, scheduled events and volunteers. But, their message and approached wasn’t design by people who know these streets and rural roads like us. They don’t know what hits home hard and fast or what resonates with regular folks.
It’s like too late for anything except radio spots and that’s rough because 10K in meetup events with t-shirts could have produced earned media and might have been the need sparkplug or catalyst.
Below are a few of the blog post from this summer which outline possible bullet points.