I didn't get more than a sentence or two
into this post before the laughter overcame me:
I'm not sure this will work but it's worth a try. During the primaries, it felt as if the voters were often controlling the campaign. Especially with Obama and Ron Paul, the pampered professionals were out-messaged, out-Youtubed and out-organized by legions of amateurs.
Andrew is still telling himself that Ron Paul had voters? Look, I can imagine how that was defensible in January, with the Ronulans winning every internet poll in sight, but there comes a point where you realize it was all an illusion.
What I'm thinking of is a Dish Youtube contest to come up with the least fair, most effective negative ads for both sides. The technology is widely available for making your own 30-second negative spots, and it's good therapy. So let's flood the zone. I know it sounds cynical, but in fact, it's the opposite. If we can put out the most damning attacks on Obama and McCain we can, it could help dilute the nasty noise from the party establishments, expose the mechanisms of smears and take the wind out of the sails of the pros.
Errr, can't we sort of rely on MoveOn and the Republican 527s to furnish those sorts of ads?