Happy New Year, and welcome to 2008—President
Bush's last year in office.
It's going to be a big year: we're planning huge
campaigns for the White House and Senate, new programs to help even more people get
involved in progressive politics, and advocacy campaigns on Iraq, civil
liberties, health care, and the climate crisis.
Some folks have asked us if MoveOn will hold a presidential primary
endorsement vote this year. Over the past year, we've been asking about 30,000
MoveOn members each week, picked at random, to tell us who you favored in the
Democratic presidential primary. It wasn't a binding vote, but it helped us get
a sense of your thinking. Here are the results of that survey:
As the graph shows, this is a dynamic process, and
members haven't lined up behind any one candidate yet. But with the Iowa caucuses tomorrow,
we may see significant shifts as the landscape changes.
So we've significantly increased the number of
MoveOn members we're surveying each week, and if any candidate's support goes
over 50%, we'll launch a more formal endorsement process with a vote.
Stay tuned, and keep a close eye on your
email—it's going to be a wild ride this year, and we want you with us every step
of the way.
–Adam, Joan, Tanya, Karin, and
the MoveOn.org Political Action Team Wednesday, January 2nd, 2008
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