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10 November 2008

Obama's Workforce

Obama's workforce of volunteers and his supporter list are fast becoming coveted commodities.

One of my friends, who worked in Obama's new media department, is now part of a group that gets to decide what to do with all that information. More specifically, this group is trying to figure out what to do with this highly trained group of volunteers and the biggest donor list in history.

I think the biggest issue is attrition. A lot of people just aren't going to care now that their man got elected. You have to think a lot of peoples' motives for being involved in this election was that they hated the Bush administration. It would be interesting to know how many people stay engaged in the coming months and years. I thought some sort of forum/blog community type website would be appropriate. Then ask experts to weigh in on given issues and write opposing arguments. Then readers could be given some sort of mechanism to vote and further discuss said issues. There's really more to say here than I care to type, but at the end of the day whatever this becomes it should create transparency and a sense of belonging to a community.

If you have any ideas of your own please post them up. If they're good enough I'll pass them on.

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