June 27, 2007
Most Terrifying News of the Day
Somewhat buried in one part of David Postman's recent blogging on the budding Democratic primary in the 8th CD was a troubling passage:
The e-mail urges donors to give before the June 30 cutoff for second quarter fundraising. The sort of strong fundraising Burner showed in 2004 could help scare off potential opponents. She says in the message that the campaign needs to pay production costs for its first commercial which will air soon.
Commercials running "soon"? No!!!!!!
The incredibly early start of the Presidential race is one thing, given the once in a generation occurrence of a wide-open field on both sides of the aisle. Campaign commercials for mere Congressional seats more than a year before a possible primary, however, is absolutely unholy...even to this self-described political junkie.
As if we needed even less incentive to watch the local news.
Posted by Eric Earling at June 27, 2007
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I hope the adults run someone as a D. Burner was a one time wonder. She won't do so well next time, especially since she hasn't done anything since the last election and doesn't seem like she is going to either.
And the Ds don't seem to like her either or they would have at least put her on one or two resume stuffers like a commission or study group or two.
2. Yeah, Darcy is under the impression that putting up YouTube videos of her riding around in a car driven by a friend is strong evidence of a grassroots campaign. Whatever.
Even Darcy's website is chalk full of B.S. She was not a lead manager at Microsoft...she was a lowly Program Manager which is a dime a dozen position. She barely worked on a hack project that went no where. http://www.darcyburner.com/about.php
Darcy is proof that Dems will vote for anything with a D next to the name. If I enlisted a ham sandwich it would have gathered the same number of votes.
Inquiring minds want to know - Will this campaign be the one where Darcy finally makes an appearance in the 8th CD?
Has she figured out yet that looking for votes is more likely to result in election than looking for money?
Darcy has been out early knocking on the Union doors for endorsement and funds. I have no idea if she has had success with it. Most Unions, I think, are set up to do their political endorsement later in the "season".
I was present at a meeting held a few weeks ago, at which Darcy was trolling for campaign funds and endorsements. I was unsure why she was out so early, now I get it. She, however, did leave empty handed.
This meeting was held in the 8th district. :>)
6. #1: good points!
#2: good point!
#3: um, she lost, other D's carry the district, so not enough D's voted for Darcy disproving your thesis.
#4: um, all politics in all parties raise money all the time. Unfair hit.
#5: It's good politics for her to get out there early and try to deter other D candidates. Why was she leaving empty handed? See #1, #2, and #3.
Seattle Democrat @6:
"#4: um, all politics in all parties raise money all the time. Unfair hit."
Aside from the irony of someone with your alias responding to my comment, your "Unfair hit" characterization is simply wrong, as you would know if you had followed Darcy's first campaign.
The problem wasn't Darcy raising money. The problem was her extreme reliance on out-of-district money.
This led her to spend a lot of time in Seattle rubbing shoulders with deep-pocketed Dem donors, and precious little time in the 8th CD getting to know, and listening to, the voters.