Monday, April 30, 2012

There's a first time for everything...


Last week, I led a conference call with MA-4 candidate Sean Bielat (disclosure: I work for the campaign) and several bloggers and local press. Peter Ingemi (@datechguyblog) noted a comment I made and wrote a blog post about it:

Da Tech Guy Blog | "I've Never Been on a Campaign When I Promoted an Opponent's Website"

Peter was referring to a comment I made about Joe Kennedy III's "cheap oil" remarks earlier this month. Kennedy's campaign manager had complained that we had taken his words out of context, but we've been telling people to go to Kennedy's website to read his words directly and judge for themselves.

Now, I've taken screencaps of online posts by my candidates' opponents before to use in a critique, but I can't remember ever so enthusiastically promoting an opponent's official website before.

Peter's right, that is exactly what we are doing. Kennedy has been so unwilling to go on the record on any of the issues (other than to suggest oil prices should be higher, heh), that we are more than happy to shine a spotlight on it.

My favorite part of Peter's post:

When your website is so empty of substance that your political foes send people to it, and when you are even ducking MTV’s question that is quite a contrast to the Kennedy tradition:

or to put it another way:

JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

Joe Kennedy for congress: Ask not!
Now THAT’s a battle cry to inspire the voters!
See also:

Truth About Bills | Sean Bielat for Congress

Attleboro Sun Chronicle | Jim Hand | Bielat Courting Bloggers

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