Sunday, October 19, 2008

A most remarkable thing

The Obama campaign raised a record-breaking $150 million in September. But that is not what I find remarkable.

Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann from the sixth district of Minnesota appeared on TV in an interview with MSNBC's Chris Matthews, and there she showed her wingnutty side and asked for an investigation of her fellow Congressmen on the grounds of "anti-Americanism" - shades of the McCarthy era! Within 48 hours, the Netroots raised half a million dollars for her opponent, El Tinklenberg - more than doubling his cash at hand.

This is the power of the new modes of political organization on the Internet. Instead of thousands of people yelling at their TV in impotent rage, they deliver zingers of real impact. We don't have to put up with the Bachmann style of politics any more.

BTW: if you want to contribute...