Cross-posted on techPresident
At the exact instant I opened this email from him, Jim Webb came on the radio, leaving only one obvious question: is a two-fer good enough for “BINGO” in the veepstakes stature game?
On NPR Friday, the Junior Senator from Virginia deflected talk about the Vice Presidency by shifting discussion to the good he could do on the serious issues of the day if he stays where he is. In the process, he compared his preferred style of public service to that of the late J. Patrick Moynihan. The eerily concurrent email message, the first from the Born Fighting Political Action Committee in almost two months, provides a handy cheat sheet to Senator Webb’s Completely Inadvertent Weekend o’ Media Exposure:
Over the next several days, Senator Jim Webb will appear on a number of TV and radio programs discussing the critical issues facing our nation.
Sunday, May 18: Meet the Press (NBC)
Monday, May 19: CBS Early Morning
Monday, May 19: Fresh Air (NPR)
Monday, May 19: Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
Tuesday, May 20: Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)
Tuesday, May 20: Lou Dobbs (CNN)
Check your local listings for the airtime and station broadcasting each show. We hope you can tune in. Thank you for your continued support of Born Fighting PAC.
Oh no, he’s just a politically and intellectually ambitious border-state politician and author with a military background, a dollop of good-ole-boy cred and a son who’s served in Iraq. Why would he possibly want to draw attention to himself in May of 2008? Update! Wait: Could it be that he’s circled a certain very special personal ad?
“ISO rough-hewn MWM/MWF for ticket-sharing and mutual-career-boosting. You: able to offset my key weakness among Southern white voters while also providing welcome government and/or policy experience. Bipartisan bonus points for past service in a Republican administration. Me: serious, reliable, charismatic Midwestern type with a sparkle in my eye, an excellent sense of timing and a mean jump shot. Reply to #3464 to leave a message for Barry.”
Can’t wait to hear more from these star-crossed lovers!
May 18th, 2008
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- Update: News-starved Burmese snap up grim cyclone videos.
- McCain widens dialogue on blogs. Via tPrez. C.f. McCain Campaign Pioneers A First: Courting Lefty Bloggers.
- The Amazing Money Machine: How Silicon Valley made Barack Obama this year’s hottest start-up. Via PoliticalWire.
- The importance of Wikipedia for political candidates.
- The State of the News Media 2008. “Looking closely, a clear case for [media] democratization is harder to make.” Via Mike Allen.
- Secret Data in FBI Wiretapping Audit Revealed with Ctrl-C.
- ObamaGirl sparks Russian rewrite.
- Power plants open to hacker attack.
- On the subtle art of the pitch man.
- And Now a Word From Our Sponsor: The best Web sites and books about advertising.
- Tracking a Trend: Issue Advocacy.
- The overachieving, high-ambition young stars who power the Web these days aren’t irredeemably awful.
- Online fundraising’s role in the Repubs’ current congressional election woes. (see page 2)
- Instant messaging ‘a linguistic renaissance’ for teens.
- NATO to give Estonia cyber defences. New NATO thinktank.
- MoveOn gets punk’d in Obama ad contest. The enduring joys of social media.
- Christmas in May: Roll Call gets a new website. Compare with National Journal for a design showdown.
- Estimate: Online Advertising from Political Campaigns and Advocacy Groups Will Reach $50 Million This Year. Still tiny compared to TV spending, and way below the percentage generally spent by commercial marketing campaigns.
- Facebook’s Glass Jaw. From a loyal reader (thanks, Dad!).
- Obama + Internet Marketing = President?
- Get maximum brand lift from widgets. Some uses for engagement and fundraising — just change “payment” to “donation” as you read.
- Two via PoliticsOnline: MoveOn.org’s Anti-McCain Effort Turns To Facebook and How the internet is challenging Egypt’s government.
- Twitter Helps with Reporting, Filtering the News and Why Twitter matters, from Jennifer Gallardo.
- McCain’s Chances May Have Hit a New Nader.
- The Australian government’s plan to censor the internet. Whoa: check out the site’s tagline…
- How would Obama’s success in online campaigning translate into governing?
- Gamers teach search engines how to see. Improving image search.
- John McCain: Tolstoy in My Inbox.
- Billionaires v. Bloggers and the declining role of 527s. Also note the “existence” of the Larry Craig Center in Second Life.
- Report: Government’s Cyber Security Plan Is Riddled With New Spying Programs.
- How the MySpace mindset can boost medical science: Social networking is empowering patients and enabling some incredible disease research possibilities.
- Thoughts On Video Commenting.
- What Went Wrong with the Clinton Campaign?
- Demographics of Twitter, via TechRepublican.
- Read this Heather Havrilesky article all the way to the end: “If you’re successful enough, if the huddled masses of aspiring whores tell you you’re the greatest for too long, you might just wake up one day and find yourself posing for a Glamour Shot behind the wheel of your car. Look into those eyes, kids, because you’re looking at the spray-tanned face of a man who believes his own press.”
- Quote of the week: “I do think that the quality which makes a man want to write and be read is essentially a desire for self-exposure and is masochistic. Like one of those guys who has a compulsion to take his thing out and show it on the street.” (James Jones). Via MediaBistro.
May 18th, 2008
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