Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Real Import of Kerry's Obama Endorsement: "The Database"

While the gas bags ponder John Kerry's endorsement of Obama with headlines like "Kiss of Death" and "Swift Boat Endorsement," they miss what I think is the most important aspect of Kerry joining the Obama camp.

During Kerry's presidential campaign, he amassed somewhere between 2 and 3 million email addresses of prospective voters, donors, and activists throughout the nation. An email list that first took root under Howard Dean in 2004, who then endorsed Kerry.

That database now belongs to Barack Obama.


  1. tyler mentioned this today in the KVNU FTP chat room... i think this is huge. a very big deal.

    and when are YOU going to join us in there?

  2. I've been meaning to since they put it up, and keep getting distracted.

    I'll stop in tomorrow.