Don’t expect many updates from the DS team tomorrow as we’ll all be out in the field, canvassing, driving, and getting out the vote in Florida, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We’ll see who can win a state, and who can’t. Or maybe we all will.
In the meantime, we’ll be checking these sites for updates throughout the day:
Check out the new Obama volunteer tool we just put up on the sidebar of DoubleSpeak (veer eyes to the right). It’s very important that in these final days of the 2008 campaign, you get out – make some calls, knock some doors, call your friends and family and Get Out the Vote for the Obama/Biden ticket.
As I write this post, Matthew is in Winchester, VA, Josh is working hard in Pennsylvania, and I’m bringing up the rear in beautiful Tampa, FL.
This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for – let’s finish the task of electing Sen. Barack Obama as our next President of the United States of America. Volunteer tomorrow, Monday and take the day off for Election Day on Tuesday.
Go to work! We’ll see you on the other side of victory.
Just in case you needed more inspiration to get to work:
DoubleSpeak commentator Ari Melber wrote a piece for The Nation called Ned Lamont’s Digital Constituency. It’s good. Have a read.
Joe Lieberman’s life as a Democrat ended on Tuesday with a fatal blow from Connecticut’s primary voters. The voters’ surging antipathy for Lieberman was stoked by many factors–the Iraq War, the President, the Senator, the surrogates, the pundits, the activists, the bloggers–but Ned Lamont’s victory was driven by two triggers: First, the war elicited a primary opponent; then Internet activists convinced voters that he was a viable alternative. Yet the recent obsession with bloggers, by traditional media and Lieberman boosters alike, only reveals one component of the Senator’s undoing online.
Bloggers actually constitute a small slice of progressive Internet activists, known as the netroots, which includes organizations like MoveOn.org and Democracy for America; informal networks like e-mail lists and MySpace groups; and Internet activists who use websites to raise money, broadcast videos and disseminate information. That is how Daily Kos blogger Markos Moulitsas sees it. Just past midnight on election day, he emphasized that bloggers are “much smaller” than a third of the netroots, writing that it is “insulting” to focus on blogs instead of the real people who worked for Ned Lamont.
Senator Joe Lieberman, who lost the Democratic primary last night in Connecticut will continue to run for his Senate seat as an independent, after an embarassing loss to Ned Lamont. Boo to you, Joe! I know it hurts, but you lost. The voters rejected you. Take it as a hint, you’re done. Your day is over. Your Democratic voters no longer want you to represent them. Take a hike!
Ned Lamont, a Connecticut millionaire whose candidacy for the United States Senate soared from nowhere on a fierce antiwar message, won a narrow victory in the Democratic primary last night over the incumbent, Joseph I. Lieberman.
Senator Lieberman, a national party leader and the Democratic nominee for vice president in 2000, conceded defeat in a phone call to Mr. Lamont shortly before 11 p.m. But then, in a combative speech to supporters in Hartford that was carried live on television news, the senator declared that he was not dropping out of the race, but would instead run for re-election as an independent this fall.
â€œAs I see it, in this campaign, weâ€™ve just finished the first half and the Lamont team is ahead â€” but in the second half, our team, Team Connecticut, is going to surge forward to victory in November,â€ Mr. Lieberman told cheering supporters.
The senator said he was staying in the race because Mr. Lamont had run a primary campaign of â€œinsultsâ€ and â€œpartisan polarizingâ€ that relentlessly blamed Mr. Lieberman for President Bushâ€™s wartime policies, which the senator has supported and defended but also criticized at various points.
â€œFor the sake of our state, our country and my party, I cannot, I will not let this result stand,â€ Mr. Lieberman said of the Lamont victory.
STATEMENT FROM SEAN SMITH: “For the past 24 hours the Friends for Joe Lieberman’s website and email has been totally disrupted and disabled, we believe that this is the result of a coordinated attack by our political opponents. The campaign has notified the US Attorney and the Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney and the campaign will be filing a formal complaint reflecting our concerns. The campaign has also notified the State Attorney General Dick Blumenthal for his review.”
“We call on Ned Lamont to make an unqualified statement denouncing this kind of dirty campaign trick and to demand whoever is responsible to cease and desist immediately. Any attempt to suppress voter participation and undermine the voting process on Election Day is deplorable and has no place in our democracy.”
Apparently the Lieberman campaign is pushing a story that we have coordinated an attack against their website. Not a chance. Hereâ€™s the unqualified statement Sean Smith has called for.
If Senator Liebermanâ€™s website was indeed hacked, we had absolutely no part in it, denounce the action, and urge whoever is responsible cease and desist immediately. It is our sincerest wish that everyone planning to vote for Ned Lamont or Joe Lieberman does so today.
Internet Communications Director
Ned Lamont for U.S. Senate
We will keep you posted as this situation unfolds…