Or at least, he will be soon. Yes, just a couple of hours after we here at Epolitics.com made fun of his overpriced website/CRM system again, it turns out that Newt Gingrich is soon to launch “‘Newt Hampshire!‘, a social media volunteer platform wholly dedicated to Granite State volunteers” and built on NationBuilder. Good for Newt! He’s actually adopting some solid (and relatively cheap) technology. Best part of the announcement, as quoted by First Read:
Communications director Matt LeDuc said the site’s content and mobilization strategy will “utterly blow your mind.”
Dude, pass the bong. Congrats to NationBuilder for such a high-profile pickup! And congrats to Newt for getting wise about online mobilization, though of course the proof will be in how his campaign actually uses it. Next up: after full deployment (scheduled for Monday), will the campaign roll out a NationBuilder-based voter-organization system nationally?