Sunday, October 10, 2004

Speaker Pelosi

Met Leader (soon to be Speaker) Pelosi this evening at a fundraising event for Lois Murphy. There really is a lot of good news out there on the House front. Most of our incumbents are doing better than expected, which frees up resources for challengers.

We're really down to the wire now. A small amount of money in many House races can make an incredible difference. Please consider giving to the DCCC or the candidate of your choice.

...just to add -- I've gotten the sense lately that some people think I push the fundraising thing for my own self-aggrandizement. Look, I really don't care. I think it's fun to tally up the numbers so we can see how much we, as a community are giving. I think it's productive because it makes people feel that their 10 or 20 bucks is being joined up with a bunch of other peoples' 10 or 20 bucks. It's just another version of the Howard Dean bat. By now, everyone knows that well-trafficked blogs and the blogosphere more generally are potentially capable of raising a lot of money. I have no idea if that will continue into the future and don't particularly care. Right now I just want to win this goddamn election. So, give by clicking through the links above. Give by going to the websites of your favorite candidates directly. Give by sending a check through the mail. It doesn't matter. The truth is that right now about 5 more million dollars -- that'd be about $30 per daily "visit" I get, according to sitemeter -- injected into the DCCC and the right House races, could give us Speaker Pelosi. Imagine that.