Saturday, November 29, 2008

Blogging Palin to White House



After my experience working with more than 300 bloggers on the "NoBama Mission Bloggers" group, there's a great need for "Sarah Bloggers" to speak coherently and persuasively about our favorite candidate.

A key for Gov. Palin in getting elected in 2012 is to increase her appeal to moderate and independent voters. Bloggers can help her do by emphasizing . . . her moderation and her independence. Sounds simple, right? Well, it is.

In the recent election, some bloggers wasted tens of thousands of hours trying to deliver a knockout blow to Obama (Ayers! Kenya! Raila Odinga! Rev. Wright! birth certificate!). That was a failed effort. It didn't work. Barack Obama got elected by a substantial majority.

As muckrakers, bloggers aren't very effective -- unless they also get support from the MSM. Anti-Obama material had no traction with the major networks or the big print media. Sadly, many bloggers just "didn't get it" that their "revelations" had almost no effect.

Unfortunately, the anti-Sarah smears did have some traction. Most Obama voters believed that Sarah said, "I can see Russia from my house." In fact, Tina Fey said that on SNL. Sarah never said any such thing.The MSM helped the Sarah smears, which ranged from lies to misinformation, to stick.

With Sarah Palin. We need a positive, compelling message. That may be a challenge because (I believe) the Obama presidency is going to be a traumatic experience for most Americans, and there may be a tempation to fixate on his inadequacies. I've been asking/urging bloggers and other onliners to join ReadMyLipstickNetwork.

If we do our work right, we should have thousands (3,000? 4,000?) bloggers in place six months before the election. They could be a powerful force.

Okay, I found the NoBama Mission Bloggers (maybe 20-plus of them) were producing material superior to anything that was appearing in the NYTimes, WashPost, Newsweek, etc. We need to figure out ways to get the best material out to a wide audience. A big part of "media reform" will be to encourage the new, alternative media represented by bloggers.

3 comments:

Ted said...

On Dec 5 the Supreme Court will either allow or disallow the usurpation of both the Constitution and the Government of the United States — easily the most pivotal decision since our nation’s founding — and the silence of the news media is deafening (if not downright scary).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqH7rSHcvgU

Larry Perrault said...

Stev:

I left a more extended message on your other Blog. But, I'm working on a response to one of your emails about Sarah Palin that I think you should give some thought to. Email or call if needed.

Larry Perrault

David W. Irish said...

The reason that the media has portrayed Palin as a "dumb hick", quite frankly, is that that's what she is!

Most of the criticism of her did not originate in the press, however. The republican party itself is the source of most of the rumors, and what they (the GOP) did to Palin following the election was hardly an act of party unity! I mean, lets get a few rumors clear here.

(1) Her performance during the debate was absolutely retarded. She failed to actually answer a single question -- all she did was repeat answers to "practice questions" that she had practiced with her coaches -- and most of her canned answers had nothing to do with the questions being asked. This tells me that she had no idea how to answer the questions on her own.

(2) She belonged to a whack-tard fundy church that does speaking-in-tongues and all sorts of border-line insane stuff. I've seen the videos on their very website.

(3) her husband DID belong to a secessionist party. From 1995 to 2002 he was registered to vote as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party. One of the party's platforms is having alaska seceed from the union and become an independant nation.

(4) Troopergate is not over yet. The legislatore is scheduled to meet and decide on what to do with the investigation in January 2009.

(5) Her yokel "Yah, you betcha" style fo talking, as though she were a character from the Cohen Brother's film "Fargo", does not help her image -- it actually makes her appear quite dumb.

(6) Her performance during a series of interviews revealed that she really is quite dumb, and unaware of basic current political facts. She demonstrated a consistant naiivity on basic facts about the USA, the constitution, and the world.