Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

February 4, 2005

by V

A Blog Possessed

I've been impressed by Josh Marshall's singular focus over the last couple of months on opposing Bush's Social Security "plan" -- essentially whipping votes, publicly enforcing party discipline, pointing out absurdities the press should not be allowed to ignore, providing talking points and phraseology, and on and on.

I think it's a fine example of how websites can be useful at bringing public pressure to bear.

Not only that, I'd say he's met with significant success (it's possible that none of the switched votes are because of his activities, but that's not what my impression is). Pinpointing out the weak votes and getting those officials' constituents to give them what-for is a classic way to get it done.

I hope more sites follow his example.
Posted by V at February 4, 2005 08:33 AM

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