Monday, November 30, 2009

Carnahan Launches Mobile Campaign App


Robin Carnahan's campaign for U.S. Senate launched a new mobile web application meant for supporters on-the-go, who depend on Iphones, Blackberries and other handheld devices to stay connected.

"With more people on the go, they want to be able to easily connect with Robin’s campaign, and this will be another way to do that," said spokesman Linden Zakula.

The Iphone app is HERE.

The Blackberry app is HERE.

The app does include a listing of Carnahan's general thoughts on issues from healthcare to national security, but does not go into substantial detail on specifics.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee said Monday's unveiling of the application marked the 300th day Carnahan has ducked positions on major issues.

"Robin Carnahan’s mobile web outreach is pretty much useless when she has zero message to communicate on the important issues facing America," said NRSC spokeswoman Amber Wilkerson Marchand. "We can all use technology, but a web site without a substantive message or positions on the issues facing America is certainly not worth bragging about," Marchand added.

Carnahan's positions on her website are in many cases, broad principles, but they may offer some hints of what's to come:

On The Economy: "Stop the giveaways and bailouts . . ." It's language that could signal she's willing to take on Congressman Blunt for his role in cobbling together votes for the $700 billion dollar financial bailout last fall.

On Fiscal Responsibility: That she has a separate section on this topic is telling in itself. Under this sub-head, Carnahan again previews an attack or counter-attack against Blunt:
"More than a year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the bailout of AIG, it is still business-as-usual on Wall Street." Furthermore, there's this phrase: ". . . putting an end to wasteful pork barrel spending projects and earmarks for corporate special interests."

On Healthcare: Here her language is deliberately vague -- just as the U.S. Senate begins weeks of contentious debate over a historic overhaul. Almost everything on Carnahan's issue page for healthcare could be endorsed by Blunt.

On National Security: Overall, her stands tend to lean hawkish and mirror President Obama's. On Afghanistan and Pakistan, she says "the stakes are higher than ever." An intuitive guess could lead the reader to believe Carnahan would support an increase in troops to Afghanistan -- as long as there's accountability attached. She also calls for "an end to our commitment in Iraq," honorably and responsibly.
You can also receive updates on Carnahan's campaign through TEXT messages by texting JOIN to 76246 (ROBIN).

Both Carnahan and Roy Blunt's campaigns also sent out fundraising e-mails Monday to try to tap potential donors before the busy holiday shopping season ramps up.

1 comment:

LuckyDuck said...

Democrats should be paying attention to the poll numbers in Missouri and have a little talk with Senator Claire McCaskill. If she forces this health bill down the throats of Missouri folks who are happy with their health care and do not want this she may take the whole party with her.