Nov
10
2012

New Storify: Vet the campaign’s consultants.

7 Comments

  • acat says:

    Moe, would you consider setting up a “stats database” at moelane.com or elsewhere so those of us outside baseball can check consultants’ history?
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    I recall Erick over at Red State loudly denouncing some of McCain’s crew, similar to this, but then…. no follow-through.
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    Mew

    • Moe_Lane says:

      acat: depends. Do you have a couple of hundred grand handy to pay for it? :)

      That cash is a guesstimation of how much it’d cost to get a website and a researcher or two for a couple of years, but it’s not too much off… and that’s part of the problem. Nobody wants to actually pay for this stuff. They just want it.

      • acat says:

        So… Campaigns don’t report this stuff? It’s not available online somewhere, FEC maybe?
        Mew

        • Moe_Lane says:

          Research ain’t cheap, and continuing research ain’t cheap, either. :)

          • acat says:

            Many paws make light the work.
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            Mew

          • Moe_Lane says:

            No, this is how we lose. We keep letting them get away with not paying us to do work that needs to be done. If they can give a consultant 80 million to not elect a President, they can darn well pay a lot less to get something that will work. :)

          • acat says:

            Which “they”, Moe?
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            The politicians don’t have it .. unless the donors come across .. and the consultants have the roledexes.
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            The consultants don’t want this in public view… they will work against it.
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            The donors either don’t care .. although they should.. or have their own private data store.
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            So. Maybe we should write a proposal and approach one of the Vegas types?
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            Mew

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