What Patrick Ruffini Learned From Crashing the Left’s RootsCamp
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Patrick Ruffini to discuss his crashing of the Left’s RootsCamp conference last week, what he learned about Obama’s campaign, and how Obama’s team utilized the power of the cloud.
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How Big Data Can Save the GOP
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Patrick Ruffini to discuss the GOP’s failures in the technology sphere during this last election, why Obama’s in-house big data brain trust gave him an advantage, and how the GOP can rebound by 2016.
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All Out of Ideas, Democrats Ressurect Their Favorite Villain
Yes we can or yes we will? It is about time Obama stepped out of the hypothetical and into reality. After all, he was elected because he promised a fundamental change in Washington. It is little wonder then that after an underwhelming first year in office, conservatives and liberals alike are wondering when he will finally take ownership of this presidency. If recent news is | Read More »
A Brief Defense of Patrick Ruffini
Ralph Benko has a good defense of the grassroots at ParcBench, but I think the premise on which it is based (a statement by Patrick Ruffini) is a misreading of Patrick Ruffini.I haven’t actually talked to Patrick, but I venture to guess that I know him well enough to know what he meant. Patrick’s original is here.The nugget rubbing people the wrong way is this: | Read More »
Beware The Self-Funders
Patrick Ruffini has a very insightful post at The Next Right on self-funding candidates and their role in the conservative battle against the GOP establishment. I don’t necessarily share quite his vehemence against self-funders, but he makes a lot of excellent points about why Republicans should be skeptical of them as standard-bearers. A sample: Self-funders are particulary popular among money-addled political insiders for a few | Read More »