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The Campaign I'd Like To See

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, February 28 2008

A recent Washington Post article quoted me as saying most online campaigns really aren't moving the ball forward. In a recent appearance at Google, Garrett Graff was asked if he agreed with my assertion. I'll let you ... Read More

Offending Your Supporters: A Lesson in Bad E-mail

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, February 28 2008

Yesterday I got an e-mail from a local Hillary staffer looking for phone bank help. What I found interesting was the offensive tone it took. I had started to say she "asked" for help, but it really was more of a demand. ... Read More

The RNC's Valentine Cards

BY Michael Turk | Monday, February 11 2008

The RNC is pushing a Valentine centered campaign this week with a set of eCards you can mail to your friends. Check them out at They feature such witty content as Hillary saying, "If I could ... Read More

The (Mostly) New

BY Michael Turk | Monday, January 28 2008

I'm a bit late to the party on this, but hopefully it's fashionably late, and not like the guy that gets there after everyone has gone home and wants to sit and chat despite the fact that you're dropping hints for him to ... Read More An Outside Insider's View

BY Michael Turk | Thursday, January 24 2008

I have been silent for some time due to my involvement with the Thompson campaign. With that campaign having ended, I would like to share my thoughts on what went right with the online effort despite many people focusing ... Read More

Strange Criticism

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, October 2 2007

(I currently serve as an outside advisor to Friends of Fred Thompson. This post should not be construed as an official position of the campaign, however. These thoughts are mine alone and do not reflect the views of the ... Read More

Where's Mini-Mitt? In Search of End-Of-Quarter Dollars

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, September 25 2007

There's a lot of buzz in GOP internet circles about the glaring omission from Romney's site. As we approach the end of the fundraising quarter, we all expected the return of mini-Mitt, the annoying and intrusive pitchman ... Read More

Who Is John Durham?

BY Michael Turk | Wednesday, May 30 2007

My e-mail inbox has been deluged in the last 24 hours with one simple question: Who is John Durham? Apparently this AdAge article has been making the rounds. John Durham, who led internet strategy for the Bush-Cheney ... Read More


BY Michael Turk | Monday, May 21 2007

Cross-posted at The Washington Post today carries an article covering the state of online politics and the relative advantages/disadvantages of the two parties. I'm quoted in the article on a couple of ... Read More

YouTube for Political Hacks and Policy Wonks

BY Michael Turk | Tuesday, May 15 2007

One of the things I really enjoy about working in online politics (and technology in general) is the things you stumble on occasionally that really make you realize the impact the Internet has on the way we do things. A ... Read More