Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Voting Republican

Dear automat,

The Michigan Primary may be over, but Republicans aren't any closer to settling on a nominee.

Last night, Mitt Romney beat John McCain and the rest of the Republican candidates in Michigan, securing his first major victory of the primary season. Now three different candidates have won the first four Republican primaries and caucuses -- and Republicans remain confused and divided.  But most of all, historically low voter turnout at the Republican primaries shows just how demoralized the Party's faithful have become.

You see, unlike the Democrats, Republicans aren't split because of an abundance of good choices. They're divided because none of their candidates are what they're looking for.

So let's fill in the gap and pick a nominee for them.  Vote in the 2008 Democratic Party Republican Straw Poll, and let us know which presidential candidate best represents the values of the Republican Party:

http://www.democrats.org/GOPstrawpoll

It's easy to understand why the Republicans can't pick a candidate. The more voters learn about Mitt Romney, John McCain, Mike Huckabee and Rudy Giuliani, the less they like their choices.

All the Democratic candidates want to restore our country's priorities and give America's families much-needed relief during tough economic times. The major Republican candidates want to continue Bush's failed economic policies.

All the Democratic candidates want to ensure that no child goes without health insurance. Just like George Bush, the Republican candidates would continue to veto children's health care.

Every Democratic candidate wants to end the war in Iraq.  Yet when it comes to bringing the troops home from a war less than 40% of Americans think was the right thing to do, the major Republican candidates refuse to part ways with the President.

Even some of the staunchest Republican supporters know that we don't need a third Bush term to fix the issues that Americans care about. That's why they aren't showing up at the polls, and that's why they can't decide on a frontrunner.

Since Republicans can't seem to get the vote out, let's help them with their decision. Which candidate best represents the Republican Party?

http://www.democrats.org/GOPstrawpoll

After you've voted, be sure to forward the link to every Democrat you know - let's help Republicans make up their minds.

Thanks for voting,

Tom McMahon


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

We've got McCain on tape

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

John McCain may be feeling good about his victory in New Hampshire's primary last night, but you can bet video clips like this one from the campaign trail will come back to haunt him:

Can you believe it? Just last week, one of our organizers was at a town hall meeting for John McCain in Derry, New Hampshire. When an audience member asked him what he thought about President Bush's plan to keep troops in Iraq for 50 years, McCain answered, "make it a hundred."

This is why I love my job - this video was shot by Alexis, one of our "trackers" for the Democratic Party. Every day, trackers like Alexis travel from campaign event to campaign event, quietly filming the Republican presidential candidates and posting it online.

Republicans are so dissatisfied with their field of candidates, they can't make up their mind. That means we have to spend more time covering more people than we have before. That's why I'm asking you to help keep the Democratic Party's trackers and organizers on the ground.

Will you keep the Republican candidates on the record with a donation?

http://www.democrats.org/100years

You can always see our tracking video online right here...

http://www.democrats.org/FlipperTV

During the whole course of the campaign, McCain lost ground among independents over his stubborn promise to deliver a third Bush term on the war in Iraq. On this video, McCain makes that promise again. He not only interrupted a voter's question telling him we should "make it a hundred" years in Iraq and "that would be fine with me," he told a reporter after the event that U.S. troops could be in Iraq for 'a thousand years' or 'a million years,' as far as he was concerned."

That's why we originally hired people to track candidates in Iowa - and now that the caucuses are over we thought we'd have to lay them off.

But thanks to the 50-State Strategy and support from Democrats like you, they're still hard at work, making sure we keep catching everything the Republicans say on the campaign trail.

The more donations that we receive, the more employees we can keep on staff as we head into the general election. That means more tracking videos, more doors knocked and more calls made when the election heats up.

We're getting results. Just look at last night's results. Democrats showed up 2 to 1 over Republicans in Iowa, and New Hampshire saw a shortage of ballots in some locations because so many folks were voting in the our Party's primary.

The tracker's work isn't very glamorous - but it's important. Can you help keep people like Alexis in the field?

http://www.democrats.org/100years

We know the republicans are going to do everything they can to hold on to power. They won't give up without a fight, and neither will we. With your help we're going to win.

Sincerely,

Mike Gehrke




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Friday, January 04, 2008

four more years

The Democratic Party
It begins today

Dear automat,

The Republican Party is falling apart today - and we are in a place to take advantage of it.

Iowa caucus voters rejected the mainstream Republican frontrunners, and gave right-wing extremist Mike Huckabee a surprise victory in Iowa last night. He made a last minute surge - without money, and without staff - and has suddenly become a contender in the upcoming primaries.

Mike Huckabee had a big night, but the clear winner in last night's Republican caucus was President George W. Bush. All of the Republican leaders promised four more years of the Bush Administration's failed policies, from continuing the President's war in Iraq, to pursuing his efforts to privatize Social Security, to extending his budget-busting handouts for special interest friends.

Regardless of your personal candidate loyalties, there's one thing for certain: we can't let Mike Huckabee or any of the Republican candidates take over where George W. Bush leaves off.

We must win the White House and that hard work begins today.  Will you help?

http://www.democrats.org/Energized

Seven years after taking office, President Bush's approval rating is stuck around 33 percent. Roughly two-thirds of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track.

But on issue after issue, while Democrats offer real solutions and new ideas to provide the American people with the change they want, the Republicans offer a third Bush term.

Keep the momentum from the Democrats' big night in Iowa going, and don't let the Republicans recover from last night's disastrous results. Make a donation to the Democratic Party now:

http://www.democrats.org/Energized

For three years I've asked you to help me build a party that could compete in every state and take back the White House from George W. Bush and his Republican cronies.  The excitement we saw from Iowa Democrats, and the total lack of enthusiasm from Iowa Republicans, says a lot about how far we've come.

The wait is over. 2008 is here, and the elections are in full swing. Don't wait another minute to let Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, John McCain or any other Bush supporter get the upper hand on the next Democratic President of the United States.

http://www.democrats.org/Energized

Sincerely,

Howard Dean



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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Who I'm supporting

The Democratic Party
I pledge to support the Democratic nominee.

Dear automat,

The Democratic Party has never been healthier. Just look at the vigorous presidential primary we've got on our hands. Right now, every one of the Democratic campaigns is working around the clock to become our nominee, and any of them would be a great choice.

But when the dust settles and people like you pick our nominee, the real challenge will begin. This time, though, it won't be a debate of ideas with fellow Democrats. It will be against a Republican machine eager to redeem its losses in 2006, fighting to extend George Bush's policies for another four years.

We've all seen the way they run campaigns, so we have to be unified and ready. We know that the Republicans are going to come at us with every scam they think up to suppress the vote.

In the past, they've abused robocalls that hide their true identity, jammed the phones Democrats used for getting out the vote, and purged voters from the voter rolls. We need to be united in order to stop them.

Stand up and show our candidates, our opponents, and the country just how strong the Democratic Party is by joining me in a pledge to support the Democratic candidate for President in 2008 - no matter who wins. When we have a nominee, they'll know that thousands of Democrats from across the country are united - even if they may not have supported them in the primary.

http://www.democrats.org/GetUnited

Every one of the Republican front-runners - Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and John McCain - would continue President Bush's failed policies. America can't take a third Bush term, but that is all the Republicans offer.

They believe that President Bush's war in Iraq is a success. We believe that it's time to bring our troops home.

They support President Bush's pardon of White House Aide Scooter Libby. We believe in widespread ethics reform legislation to clean up the mess in Washington.

They agree with President Bush's veto of children's health insurance funding. We believe that no parent should have to worry about whether or not they can afford to take their children to a doctor.

No matter who you plan to vote for in the primary, there's one simple fact we can all agree on: Any one of our candidates will be better than four more years of failed Republican policies.

Pledge your support for the Democratic nominee in 2008, and then ask your friends to do the same. Everyone - from the nominee to the media to the Republicans - should know just how many people are behind our candidate this year.

Help us make a big statement:

http://www.democrats.org/GetUnited

Thanks for signing on,

Howard Dean



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