Why crash the gates when you can walk through them?

By Neil Stevens Posted in Comments (15) / Email this page » / Leave a comment »

As if Red State wasn't getting prominent enough, through big-name guests like Fred Thompson, Tom Delay, Steve Forbes, and John Boehner, our own beloved Erick Erickson is running for office.

I find this immensely exciting, and would love to see him win. Sure, City Council of Macon, Georgia doesn't sound like a big deal, but think about it: for all the success that sites like Daily Kos or MyDD are supposed to have had, has anyone heard of Vis Numar or Markos Moulitsas running for anything, even dogcatcher?

Go, Erick, Go!

EDIT: Other notable Red State runs for office include Franz, Prince of Dogness running for President(!!) and of course, as everyone should know by now from the Recommended Blogs list, polyglot Eric Dondero challenging Ron Paul for Congress! Good stuff!

I appreciate the kind words. Thank you.

Okay, so maybe next time you need to encourage people to contribute. LOL!

Didn't know if you wanted out of state money or not, heh.

Run like Reagan!

There's no such thing as an "out of state" cat. If you get too many, I take some off your hands. I prefer the young ones, but I'm not really that picky no matter what the fuzzy guy says.

And as for out of state money, the fuzzy guy has my campaign accounts set up in someplace called Belize. Sounds nice. He says their banking laws are like tasty kittens.

with an Austrian accent. Am I correct?

“Political Correctness” is just short for “Capitulation to Extortion.”

It comes across that way because it's hard to type without those thumb things. I'm thinking about biting the thumb things off the fuzzy guy. He's not really bright enough to make the best use of them.

I just gave you my first ever cash contribution to a campaign.

Run like Reagan!

Besides the many candidates who liveblogged on Daily Kos for the 2006 elections, there was also one who ran in the Wisconsin Democratic Primary for Senate against Herb Kohl without much support. More importantly though, was a man named Brian Keeler who had been a regular contributor who ran for State Senate in New York and lost, but had the best showing for a Democrat in the district for years. Jack Carter, the Senate candidate in Nevada, had his daughter put up daily diaries. Also, Pete Ashdown, the Democratic candidate from Utah put up close to daily diaries as well.

There's a big difference between a politician coming to use a site, and a site founder becoming a politician. Most of your examples are of the former, as far as I can tell, just like the examples I give at the start of my piece.

But have any of the Great Lefty Online Activists made the jump from being online commentators, to being politicans?

Run like Reagan!

There was this funny incident in California, where the Kossacks managed to make a clean sweep of an in-party election (something like electors?).

Funny thing was, it was sorta a prank -- and they didn't expect more than one or two to win.

That's what persistence gets ya.

Someone has heard my call!
We need more people to do it.
Run! Run!

"It's a book about a man who doesn't know he's about to die, and then dies...
...But if the man does know he's going to die and dies anyway. Dies, dies willing, knowing he can stop it, then...
Well, isn't that the type of man you want to keep alive?"
Karen Eiffel, Stranger Than Fiction

Well that's neat: here I chipped in $5, on the idea that if a bunch of RSers gave that it might mean something, even if individually it was squat. But here I got a letter from Erick's campaign anyway.

Clearly he appreciates whatever he gets, and I'm glad I helped.

Run like Reagan!

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