The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, March 03, 2006

Kerry still an influence

Although few in the blogosphere are giving him much of a chance in 2008, John Kerry is still using his massive e-mail list to do some good stuff. This was in my mailbox this morning:

The community has done it again. 48 hours ago, I sent an urgent appeal asking our community to rally behind three brave Iraq war veterans running for Congress.

Thousands of you answered the call, raising over a quarter of a million dollars to help Illinois veteran Tammy Duckworth and two veterans running vitally important campaigns in Pennsylvania.

Not bad, eh? Several blogs (like Daily Kos and Eschaton) pushed for donations to Texas Democrat Ciro Rodriguez in his bid to unseat Texas "Democrat" Henry Cuellar after the latter's status as farther to the right than many Republicans came to light. They managed to raise over $100,000.