Essential Estrogen: The Memo We'd Like To See
Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen
To: Interested Parties; From: A. Voter; Re: An alternative candidate strategy ... I think this old system, which has served a successful winnowing process for many years, is about to collapse because of the impact of primary elections that are being held on Feb. 5. Proposal: I believe we need a new approach to interaction with the Democratic candidates. This approach involves shifting the focus away from big money and toward in-depth issues which can be discussed in smaller groups. More specifically, I propose skipping any candidate event where an individual cannot have at least 60 seconds of one-on-one time with a candidate and dedicating more of our time and human resources on candidates who both understand and respect the importance of allowing the American people to have more than a 15-second video clip or sound byte. ... After assessing this proposal against the best interest of our nation, my recommendation is to avoid candidates who pull completely out of Iowa; who spend money only in our nation's largest states; and who avoid one-on-one interaction with voters of all walks of life.