You go away for a weekend and come back to find out that a Congressman was putting the moves on some underage people. Wow. It seems like there is something new surfacing every other day that shows GOP incompetence, hypocrisy or malfeasance. Despite this, the polls show a close contest in November. We are going to need some serious GOTV efforts here and across the country.
As we begin to work on the hall captains program and other GOTV efforts, it's important to take a minute or two to think about some of the challenges and opportunities for future efforts. There are many challenges when trying to organize young people (we're always moving, doing ten things at the same time, etc.). What are ways that candidates and the Demcratic Party can do to help out our efforts? If you have any ideas to make organizing young people, small or grandiose, I'd like to hear about them. If all you can think of are problems, those would be helpful as well.
In the generation of TiVo, iTunes, and internet browsing, traditional campaigning has become obsolete. How can we harness the true power of technology to make our lives easier? I'll go out on a limb and say that some of our ideas may make it into a national campaign in the near future.