December 10, 2009

Campaign Finance Reform

I have a goofy idea, but it is a good idea. Here is a new way to raise campaign cash:

Create a "Director's Level" ("Wonk's Level," whatever..) and members who donate a certain $$$ get put on a special list that will receive -- how can I put this -- not-completely-idiotic campaign literature.

I have received a couple copies of an email from Jane Norton. She is running against Senator Bennet in 2010. I want to support her. I want her to win, but I really can't handle these emails. I know we all get 100s electronic and print:

[Two sentences]

Tell Michael Bennet to Stop Playing Politics with Health Care. Sign Up Now, Below and Support Jane Norton. Send a Message that We Need Quality, Affordable Health Care - Not a Government Takeover of America's Health Care System!

[Three bullet points]

Tell Michael Bennet to Stop Playing Politics with Health Care. Sign Up Now, Below and Support Jane Norton. Send a Message that We Need Quality, Affordable Health Care - Not a Government Takeover of America's Health Care System!

&c.


As blog pragmatist, I understand that she cannot win by a 100% pure appeal to higher philosophical virtues (though she could do a little better than this letter). And yet, I am tired of being treated like a child. AND, I am wiling to pony up a certain amount ($250, maybe $500) to get emails that are substantive and targeted at somebody with a knowledge of politics and government that is not third-grade populism.

I'd like to receive her serious thoughts on health care at a level that would be suitable for readers of this blog. And I'd pay for the privilege.

Michael Steele, same offer buddy, I'm not three and your vehicles are causing me to contribute less than I would normally.

UPDATE: I conflated Jane Norton with Gale Norton (since corrected). ThreeSources apologizea for any inconvenience.

UPDATE II: Gale vs Jane

Politics Posted by John Kranz at December 10, 2009 1:03 PM
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