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Field Organizing

Obama's 2012 Digital Campaign: Evolutionary Technology, Revolutionary Scale

Colin Delany | Posted 02.06.2013 | Technology
Colin Delany

It's hard to be much more than a broadcast channel when you have millions of fans -- but broadcast can be just fine when you have that many people to amplify your voice.

Digital Tools for Political Campaigns: The Basics

Colin Delany | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Using the internet for politics may seem relatively new to some of us, but most online campaigning is a reincarnation of some classic political act in digital form.

Another Reason a Brokered Convention Would Be a Republican Disaster

Colin Delany | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Colin Delany

Elections aren't won entirely on the ground -- the national mood will obviously matter, as will the state of the economy and the effectiveness of the rival campaigns' messaging. But field organizing can make a crucial difference, particularly in tight races.

Iowa Caucus Guide: Santorum Fights Paul for Evangelicals, Romney Battles Himself

Ari Melber | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Ari Melber

The Republican presidential race actually begins Tuesday night. It is worth remembering that this is the first time we will hear from the voters.

What Matters More in Politics: Message or Mechanics?

Colin Delany | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

Regardless of what the pundits say, WE get to make up our own minds. So in politics, which actually matters more -- the messaging or the mechanics? The answer, of course, is "yes."

Red the Book: Ticket Snubbed at the Inauguration

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goldwasser

We held up our purple tickets to prove that we all deserved a place on the other side of the gates, and watched with envy as anyone who made it through ran in with joy.

The New Organizers, What's really behind Obama's ground game

Zack Exley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zack Exley

Inside the Obama campaign, almost without anyone noticing, an insurgent generation of organizers has built the Progressive movement a brand new and potentially durable people's organization, in a dozen states, rooted at the neighborhood level.

Watch This Inspiring Video

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

...and then go out and change the world. If that kind of energy and enthusiasm can be generated in Texas, what can you do in your home town? Omn...

How Obama Will Make Bill Clinton A Sage

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Bill Clinton said today that Barack Obama will win the Presidency and he will win "pretty handily." Can we believe him? Yes we can. McCain's dirty, ...

Seth Colter Walls

Obama's Field Domination Plays Out In Local Press | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Late last week, as Barack Obama's trip abroad was dominating national media coverage, John McCain's campaign issued a retort for pundits who wondered ...