Every appearance by a top Republican official or candidate should be recorded. Every one of them.Brilliant. Nevermind that Democrats say - and do - stupid things during a campaign (remember this?). Also, nevermind about videotaping any Democratic candidate - give them a free pass. Make any excuse for a blunder (e.g., he was tired, she was talking about something else entirely, he was misinterpreted). Ignore any problem. Misdirection is your friend and ally.
All it takes is one "Macaca" incident to transform a race or create one where one didn't exist. As the Montana incident blogged earlier today showed, a video can knock out prospective candidates before they even enter.
And this is no longer about finding one big blunder to put on a campaign commercial. It's about using video and (free) technologies like YouTube to build narratives about opponents, using their own words, at their own events.
It's never too early to start.
We've got a long, difficult slog ahead of us next year. The more material we amass today, the better we'll able to use that video to support our efforts next year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I have you now...
Just for fun, I was browsing around Kos' site. I stumbled upon this post, written by the man himself. He has apparently outlined his strategy for the Dems to beat the GOP'ers next year - Videotape everything they do. Let's take a look, shall we?