Daily Digest | Pick Your Poison: Tweet-A-Thon or Google Surge?
BY Editors | Wednesday, June 10 2009
- The Tweeter Becomes the Tweeted: SEIU Iowa Pings Grassley with 24 Hours of Health Care Tales SEIU's Change that Works Iowa campaign has stumbled upon a cute, creative, and timely way to deliver their message for health care reform directly to Senator Chuck "I'm no NAIL" Grassley, one of national politics' most active and passionate Twitterers. And so the home-state arm of the labor giant hit pinged the Senate Finance Committee's ranking Republican with "24 Hours of Health Care" -- a full day's worth of hourly tweets telling the poignant personal stories of Iowans in health care crises.
- Open Govt Dialogue Improves; But Import Still Unresolved The quality of the dialogue on the Office of Science and Technology Policy's Open Government blog continues to improve, day by day. But the process still leaves a lot to be desired. Micah says we should treat it as a big experiment, just one of many that need to happen before we can draw firm conclusions about the prospects for involving the public in developing policy using online collaboration tools.
- Did a "Google Surge" Help Creigh Deeds Conquer Northern Virginia? Could one secret to Creigh Deeds' stunning triumph over his better-known and better-funded opponents Terry McAuliffe and Jim Moran in yesterday's Democratic gubernatorial primary in Virginia have been a tactical Google ad buy aimed at voters in that state's Washington DC suburbs? As the dust settles from Deeds' stunning demolition of his opponents in yesterday's contest, Google is suggesting that a savvy online ad strategy helped to push the rural Virginian ahead of his northern Virginian opponents.
- Creigh Deeds Virginia Victory Teaches a Fundamental Lesson about Politics What matters at the polls? Colin Delany says its the candidate, the message, and the moment: everything else just sets the stage. You can have every endorsement in the state, tons of money in the bank, a flashy online volunteer-mobilization center, the endless attention of political observers around the country (see: McAuliffe, Terry) -- and still lose badly.
- OFA Launches Health Reform Hub Organizing for America, after weeks of buildup and home parties, took the natural next step and unveiled its "Health Care Action Center" this morning. Check it out.