I feel we need more Republican bloggers. Not more political bloggers but more issues targeted blogs. Immigration, Election Reform, Education, Energy, etc. We need a bigger footprint. We can't wait till election time when voters start Googling every issue they care about looking for information and dialouge, that leads them to opposing websites or worse the main stream media. We need to have a grassroots presence beforehand otherwise the consequences are not good.
Viral marketing concept.
It is claimed that a customer tells an average of three people about a product or service they like, and eleven people about a product or service which they did not like. Viral marketing is based on this human behavior. You can see how that would be germane to our political cause just ask Sarah Palin. It was not that the stories where true or not but the viral effect was overwhelming.
We want those three good references not the eleven bad references when decisions for choosing our candidates are made.
These are our grassroots bloggers and they would blog about those specific issues or topics that motivate them. Its a great reflection of the issues, Recycling, Conservation, Education, etc. but stay focused on one thing. The concept here is that they would be loosely connected to RPVn via the political blogosphere. Black Velvet Bruce Li website concerning the immigration issue here is PWC is a example of being associated with a specific issue.
I remember the McCain campaign encouraged supporters to recruit 5 new members unfortunately they should have stipulated 5 bloggers also ;-)
I encourage all bloggers to seek others that are motivated and resourceful who might want too learn how to blog for our/their issues. Get them started and mentor them along the blogging path.