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Divided We Stand
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Friday, June 5, 2009

The Superdelegate War

At The Huffington Post, Erik Ose offers an inside view of the grassroots/netroots effort to sway superdelegates to Barack Obama:
Obama supporters ... organized spontaneously, and used the power of the internet to shine light on who the superdelegates were and how ordinary citizens could contact them. None of this was encouraged by the Obama campaign, who had their own, internal strategy to woo the supers. Obama himself began personally calling superdelegates in late 2007, something Hillary agreed to do only after March 4. Although Team Obama eventually decided a little citizen lobbying might not be such a bad thing. Yet throughout the primaries, lobbying was happening fast and furiously at the grassroots and netroots levels.