Reposted from TomP by Mets102
This is the inaugural edition of a new series, the Obama Nightly News. This afternoon, I wrote a diary about the fundraising disparity between Romney and Obama last month, about $35M for Romney: Romney Out Fundraising Obama: Time For All Of Us To Give.
In it, I talked about the need for creating enthusiasm here for the campaign, and suggested this series, which is modeled in part on a series from 2007:
In the 2007-08 election cycle, I particpated in a series called EENR.
The Edwards Evening News Roundup debuted on April 4, 2007 and ended the night that John Edwards suspended his campaign, January 30, 2008.
Icebergslim did a weekly Obama News Roundup. I'd like to start an Obama Nightly News Roundup (some former members of EENR may faint). I'll kosmail iceberg about it. I'd really like her to be part of it. If anyone is interested in helping, let me know in the comments or by kosmail. Bluntly put, we need to create enthusiasm here for Obama. I really believe this is the most important election since 1932 or 1896. And I think the community created by such a series can help.
As it turned out, icebergslim is to busy to help, but I found several others who want to do it with me. So I created this group:
(All the letters are run together because the KosSystem kept telling me I could not create a group with a space at the beginning or end. It let me, however, and now there are two. The one that is real is ObamaNightlyNews)
This series will be about the news of the day regarding the Obama campaign. My hope is that a community will grow and we can help raise money, spirits, and volunteer hours in support of the Obama campaign. Enthusiasm is as important as the other two things.
We're still working out the group. It is a community diary and I ask that folks not to start flame wars. There are folks alienated who reject the President or won't help. That's ok. They have that right. I ask that folks disagree civilly and move on. No need to try to convince folks who don't want to be convinced. Instead, let's create a community that is positive. We can smash Romney and explain why we think the President should be re-elected.
Like most communities, this one will grow and change. I hope there is a vibrant community here when people start looking at political blogs in the fall and, hopefully, coming to support Obama. If we build it, it will be here when they come. :-)
Here is the initial schedule. If you want to write a diary, let the group or me know. I (and others) can fill in for the blank spots until we get a full roster. We also will have relief diarists when regulars can't do it. The more diarists with their own point of view, the better. This is about building support and enthusiasm for the President's re-election.
Wednesday: Blue Jersey Mom
Contact us if you want to do a day regularly or just once.