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Monday, February 16, 2004


More from the Department of Money Grubbers

Today John Kerry sent out a plea to his supporters that we must raise $100,000 by tomorrow in order to win Wisconsin. Hogwash. Kerry's polling 40 points higher than Dean, and while not as far above Edwards, he's still in absolutely no danger. So what do we get for our money?

$500 = 2500 last minute "Get out the Vote" calls
$220 = buys radio ads on WKLH-FM Classic Hits in Milwaukee
$100 = 250 "Bring.It.On." bumper stickers for visibility
$50 = a van to take volunteers and supporters to their primary location tomorrow night
$35 = 1 drive time spot on WJMR-FM Urban Adult Contemporary radio in Milwaukee

So if Joe Democrat gives $100 now, by morning, the Kerriers will have affixed 250 poorly punctuated bumper stickers to the unsuspecting bumpers of 250 Joe Cheeseheads? That could lead to some very interesting, visible moments indeed.

On the other hand, the Dean people, whose funds at this point are buying deckchairs for the Titanic, keep begging HQ to give them a "bat" (Deanish for fundraising goal -- you hit the bat when you give money. Cute, eh?) so that they can keep giving it money. To borrow from John Kerry, how do you ask a man to be the last man to give to Dean? How do you ask a man to be the last man to give to a lost cause?
posted by mango  # 9:26 PM


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