Wherein your humble narrator engages in a bit of a flip flop.
I’ve mentioned my preference for David Malpass in the NY Senate primary, and the funny thing aboot it is that’s it seemed to have drawn more attention from Joe DioGuardi supporters. I was then reminded of an aspect of new media I inexplicably forgot aboot…blogger outreach.
New media is a top issue for me when it comes to choosing a candidate (besides jive like education and the economy), because the last thing we as Republicans need are more candidates who don’t get it or aren’t smart enough to at least hire someone who does. I never want to hear anyone complaining aboot the “liberal media” ever again when we have all the tools to circumvent it to get our message across…and most of them are FREE.
The DioGuardi campaign, since we’re still in the fighting amongst ourselves phase of election season, were using those free tools to see not only who was writing aboot their candidate, but who was writing aboot his opponents. They’d then engage the bloggers to make the case for DioGuardi, most importantly doing so without insulting the guy the blogger was supportive of.
Then last night, I had stopped by the GOP convention hall at night to meet up with some friends who were in town, and they were there still looking to make the sale with printouts of where Joe stands on the issues and why he’s the best chance to defeat Kristin Gillibrand (whose last name my Blackberry spell checks as “Gilligan” for some reason).
And they made a convincing argument. While I don’t get a vote on the floor and the jury is still out on what tomorrow’s nomination results are going to be, between now and the September 15th primary you can consider me an undecided voter and I will be giving Joe DioGuardi a more serious second look.