Friday, November 11, 2005

A call to arms

That's a bugle you hear.
The Democratic National Committee under Howard Dean is losing the fundraising race against Republicans by nearly 2 to 1, a slow start that is stirring concern among strategists who worry that a cash shortage could hinder the party's competitiveness in next year's midterm elections.
Give. I don't give a damn if you can only afford a donation of four dollars. Give it.

I'm old enough to remember that the common phrase typed when testing typewriters was "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their parties." I typed it myself when I was way too young to understand its meaning.

I'm not a kid anymore. I get it.

Now's the time.


Blogger shamanic said...

Agreed. I read the article and went and signed up for the Democracy Bonds program. Wish I could give more than that.

However, the numbers that the article provides are actually very optimistic. I blogged about it here and here, but basically what we see in the piece is that DNC fundraising has increased substantially over 2003 (when a presidential contest loomed) while RNC fundraising is flat over the same period.

But yes, now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of their parties. Even with the growth, it's still 2:1.

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