Since February 2007, when I attended an Obama rally and unsuccessfully tried to ask him a tough question, I've spent endless hours trying to get others to do something similar with him or other politicians; see the question authority page for the overview and an action plan. Basically it's a Joe the Plumber type of idea, albeit with JTP replaced by "Pete the Prosecutor" or "William the Wonk".
If people had done that one or two years ago, Obama might not be president, and McCain might not have been the nominee. Yet, it's been extraordinarily difficult to get others to do something that would be so effective; instead they want to waste time on things that aren't as effective or are even counter-productive.
So, it's good to see that, even if just one time in one muted post, Glenn Reynolds is finally suggesting that his readers do something effective (pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/76975):
TEA PARTY FOLLOWUP: What a handful of people can accomplish. Try showing up a a Congressional meet-and-greet and asking some questions. Then YouTube the response.
That links to drhelen.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-could-you-and-25-friends.html
Get a half dozen friends and attend your local school board meeting... Call out the school board members by name and ask them what they are going to do about it... Another suggestion: show up at your Congressman's local town meetings with a half dozen friends and ask tough questions. He or she will notice or at least be uncomfortable.
Sun, 04/19/2009 - 12:10 · Importance: 4