I’m a bit caught up on sleep after getting back from Burlington. For the first time, the fact that I’ve been out of college nearly 11 years is painfully obvious to this body.
I don’t think there’s much to add to my comments from Saturday, other than to reinforce the awe that the staff feels for the grassroots. For those who read the campaign blog, you know about Saturday’s Iowa Victory Day project. The campaign set up a site at letters.deanforamerica.com to encourage each of us to write letters to Iowa and New Hampshire undecided voters.
Response was so positive that the system crashed early Saturday morning. By early afternoon, the developers added a ton of additional names to put up with the initial push; by late Saturday night, you’d written more than 1,000 letters. (As of now, it’s up to over 1500 letters written.)
While all of this was happening, staffers kept walking the hallways muttering “1,000 letters!” as if it was impossible to believe.
Is it possible that included among those who are underestimating the Dean campaign is… the Dean campaign? :)
Keep up the great work, people!