Folks, with the competition getting fierce these days where Hillary is getting smeared from all angles, we're always trying to get dirt on the other candidates and catch them in uncompromising situations. Well it looks like the Democratic Party had the same idea, and they actually followed around Republicans on the campaign trail in disguise as supporters, in order to catch them in their most embarrassing moments. This is the most genius idea yet, and we're a bit jealous that we didn't think of it first.
This morning we received an e-mail from Mike Gehrke, Research Director for the Democratic National Committee:
Dear VFHO,I've got something for you.
For a few months, we've had Democratic Party "trackers" recording hundreds of hours of Republican candidates in the field. From event to event, we've got footage of some pretty revealing moments. Some are regular Americans putting a candidate on the spot with a tough question. Others are blatant contradictions. A lot of it is just the standard candidate stump speech.
The footage isn't high quality, but it's straight from the field -- and there is a lot of it. Since there's more than my team can realistically process, we've decided to throw it up on the web and put the Party's most powerful asset -- you -- to work.
As soon as a tracker leaves an event in , , , or wherever they're taping a Republican candidate, they'll head to a computer and upload it directly to a special section of Democrats.org called FlipperTV. That means you'll have a chance to go through the latest video the same time we do.
Nobody has ever done anything quite like this before, but with the Internet giving ordinary Americans like you access to the tools you need to change an election with the click of a mouse, we need to make sure you have everything you need to do just that. The video is yours -- you can just let us know what you find, or you can take it, re-mix it, add music, and make your very own ad out of it. It's up to you.
Take a look:
Back in March, I told you about our program to hold the accountable for everything they say on the 2008 campaign trail. We launched a website dedicated to the Republican presidential hopefuls, and created a rapid response group in PartyBuilder that people like you could join to get the latest campaign news.
This video is part of that program -- and part of the work that the Democratic Party is able to do because of your help.
Take a look at the video, forward your favorite clips to your friends, and make a contribution of $20 to keep this and other programs going strong through the 2008 election:
What are , , and telling voters in and ?
I'll give you a hint -- it's not what they're going to say in tonight's Republican debate.
As the Democratic Party's Research Director, I spend a lot of time watching what the candidates say when they aren't on CNN or . Believe me, they're like entirely different people when they're speaking to just a few dozen people in or and don't think the cameras are rolling.
But don't just take my word for it -- watch the video yourself, and let us know right away if you find something noteworthy:
People like to say that Democrats have a tactical advantage because we're better at using the Internet. Let's show them just how far ahead we actually are.
Let's get started,
Research Director, DNC
P.S. -- Be sure you join the PartyBuilder group on that page so we can get you the latest clips everyone finds.
This is just the ammo we need in order to expose these con artists for what they are. We haven't had a chance to view all of the videos yet, but if they meet up to Mike Gehrke's description of them, they're sure to be a laugh riot. This is precisely what we needed, and it couldn't have come at a better time.