Edited: Stoller "innovation, such that there is, is coming from the Obama quarter"

mea culpa - Obama has some tech stuff spread throughout the net, like a MySpace page, press videos on his campaign site, and podcasts on his legislative page. And, yes I have received enough emails from people who say Stoller is in no way an Obama fan. Still and all, the idea that he is leading in innovation is ridiculous.

Matt Stoller over at MyDD has this interesting habit of posting thoughts in the Breaking Blue section, which I can only guess he does because they are short nuggets of inner wisdom...and, that he doesn't want anyone to be able to respond.

So, I'd like to take this opportunity to respond:

Obamamediawatch Launches (Matt Stoller)

The netroots piece of the Obama movement is taking a page out of Dean's playbook. I think it was called the Dean Defenders, though I don't quite remember, but basically the strategy was to track Dean's coverage and yell at reporters. This is similar, though it looks more sophisticated, tracking pictures and probably using video at some point.

At this point, Obama, Clark and Edwards are the leaders in the netroots, at least according to the last MyDD straw poll (though I sense some stuff from the Clark folks). The innovation, such that there is, is coming from the Obama quarter.

Well, okay. First a little background Matt Stoller was the poster who brought us "Bad Edwards" concerning the Senator's email to supporters "Are you ready?", which he took in this way.

Instead he pretended to care about input and asked 'Should I run' when (1) he had already decided that he was going to run, (2) had announced he was going to announce in New Orleans, and (3) had aides tell the New York Times that he had already made his decision and that his supporters' feedback was irrelevant. The message to supporters is that they are gullible morons that are less important than sucking up to big media. A truly transformative President has to trust the American people, not play stupid and transparent games like this.

Of course, the point of the email was are you ready! But, lest I digress too far, back to the original post above.

The innovation, such that there is, is coming from the Obama quarter.

Right, so let's go take a gander at that innovative website.
Hmmm, one update this year on an aggregator site (hey, they added a second update). Wow, innovative stuff.

How about his website, let's go look at his blog. No link you say? Well, he doesn't have a blog. Innovative stuff.

Now, everyone here knows who I am pulling for, so let's take a look at some of his tech stuff.
The Blog.
The Flickr Group.
The Vlog.
MySpace.
Facebook.
Youtube.
I'm getting tired here...
Chat.
Podcasts.

I think you get my point. Look, I am obvious in my support, all that I ask is someone with as many page views as Stoller does the same.

Comments

Just trying to piss off everyone today.



One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

If you think about it rationally, I think you'll agree with me

I think that Obama doesn't expect to get the nomination this time, but given that he is an apparently smart attorney, he wants to play some strategy. I think he is smart enough to know that he would be in a much better position if her were to become VP and then move on toward the White House. So, he is playing the MLK Day and announcement to enhance his negotiating power regarding VP. I can well imagine that he is seeing it as a chess game and I don't even play chess. But, I know enough to know that if I have a certain amount of power and you have a certain amount of power and neither can with without the other then I am in a better position to negotiate what I want. That, in a nutshell is the position Obama is in right now. I don't see it as panic time, just a time to make another move.

One voice...SHOUT it out and let it ring! Edwards 2008

They do have one thing in common...

their favicons are almost identical.
stars

One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

You know, Robert,

it really pisses me off that you are taking over pissing people off, because pissing people off used to be my job. However, I'm happy for you to take it over for a while.

There, there.......it will get better. We can't all stay mad at you. :)

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

yeah.

I seem to be pissing people off today, even though my heartbeat hasn't gone up an iota and I'm really not trying to piss them off.

I'm also not too big to admit my mistakes.

Scott - you are not on the Obama team...but your analysis still sucked.


One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

I didn't know ...

...that you could get a JOB pissing people off. So far for me, it's just a hobby.

Do what you're best at, that's what I say.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

That comment is particularly funny

with the Gandhi quote at the bottom.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

wow, you're right!!!!



One of the pitfalls of childhood is that one doesn't have to understand something to feel it.
- Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

It's something I strive for....

...not something I necessarily do.

And besides, sometimes to effect change, you have to piss people off. :-D

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

Like chemo to heal cancer

 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

exactly

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." - Gandhi

As an edwards supporter

I am happy I dont read MyDD. I never will with this type of crap going on.

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"Keep the Faith"

also

Can you get this onto dkos so I can recc before class?

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