Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Just Say No Deal: Continuing to Provide Shelter

Just Say No Deal has provided just what was needed once Senator Clinton suspended - not ended - her campaign. Acting with integrity, Senator Clinton's campaign lowered the activity of the hillaryclinton.com in accordance with the decision to suspend.

That could have left a lot of us out in the rain. Because even with email and blogs, it is hard to stay organized especially when one is trying to stay connected with people and groups who share some aims and goals but not others. (Note this is just like staying connected with a candidate and that candidate's other supporters: you can be connected but not share every last goal or aim of either the candidate or your fellow supporters).

The people who organized Just Say No Deal stepped into the gap and put up a large umbrella. It surely took a lot of work. I know that the organizers are volunteers. When people take the time and make the effort to achieve what Just Say No Deal has, I choose to acknowledge them and thank them.


Anonymous Mirlo said...

Just say no deal is such a big thing - I would call it phenomenal, because while being totally clear about the one, central message, a lot of different personal opinions and variations find room under this big, beautyful umbrella. May the group keep growing virally.

July 1, 2008 at 10:56 AM  
Anonymous GRL said...

And now is the time to ignore polls and keep "no dealing"!!

Here is my view of Zogby and Gallup...

"Musings on Pollsters: Confessions of a Former Gallup Study Director…"

Their polling in non-technical terms and my own experiences witnessing data manipulation...

And Gallup now has become a very scary organization, not the place I once worked for...

July 1, 2008 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger CognitiveDissonance said...

I agree, Heidi. It is indeed a phenomenal thing that so many are not going to take what happened this election lying down, but are willing to step up and get their voices - and our voices - heard. The fact that Ed Rendell and others are noticing and responding can only mean that we are having on effect.

July 1, 2008 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger 1950democrat said...

Yes, as in the quote attributed to Gandhi:
"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win."

Here's some perspective. CNN reported that a poll taken in the real world outside the internet found 7 million Hillary supporters refusing to vote for Obama.


“A newly released CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll found that if Obama does not select Clinton as his running mate, 22 percent of her supporters would stay home this fall — and another 17 percent would vote for McCain.”

So that’s 39% not voting for Obama — about 7 million voters.


Here is Craig Della Penna crunching those numbers (at his blog, http://theheraclitanfire.blogspot.com/)

“A newly released CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll found that if Obama does not select Clinton as his running mate, 22 percent of her supporters would stay home this fall (almost 4 million voters) — and another 17 percent (a little over 3 million) would vote for McCain.” –CNN (parentheses are mine). So, if we use 2004 as the baseline - GWB won with 62 million voters vs Kerry’s 59 million. then take away 4 million Democratic votes, that leaves BHO with 55 million. Now take away another 3 million from that (Clinton supporters who will not stay home but will vote for McCain) and add 3 million to the Republican side. You end up with 65 million for McCain to 52 million for BHO. There is a word for this: landslide.

July 1, 2008 at 5:43 PM  
Anonymous sista christian louboutin said...

Thanks HL.
We couldn't accomplish anything at JSND without the support and help of yourself and your crew.
Banded together we just might "change" something for real!!

July 1, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

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