|I originally listed Aimee just as Head of Students for Moran. This info, which is part of this diary at Daily Kos, resulted in Jerome Armstrong calling me a liar. My source was NLS and Ben's Post. Now it turns out that after that Jerome was willing to acknowledge that she wasw "self-appointed" at VaTech, although according to Ben she was the Moran campaign's designated contact for the netroots debate. This highlights several things.
1. The attack from Jerome was unwarranted. Had he fully checked at his end, he could have used my publicly offered at dailykos email to offer the clarification, or even posted it as a clarifying comment on the thread at dkos. Instead he chose to personally attack my integrity. I'm not sure he wants to go down the road of the integrity of different bloggers
2. Campaigns often see volunteer supporters switch sides. It should be no big deal, unless you are really stung by the switch. Apparently this one stung someone. After all, Ben featured it at NLS. And Aimee posted her piece at the Moran-friendly New Dominion Project, meaning it potentially could have an impact on other weak Moran supporters and/or undecideds.
3. I posted it at dailykos as PART of a diary about a number of things seeming to indicate real movement in the direction of Deeds. PPP is strongly hinting that they will in about 4 hours in the poll they release show Deeds with a lead outside the margin of error. There is open discussion about this all over political circles, but absent something specific to link to, I will note merely that Tom Jensen's blog about the poll said that undecideds are breaking heavily one-way and that the only contest seems to be for second place. In light of all the other info out there, even without the rumored exact number, which I am sure is known in the Moran campaign, they would have reason to be worried.
The appropriate thing for a campaign to do if a blogger or a press type gets something somewhat wrong is to offer the right information and ask for a correction. That through Jerome we got a far different response from the Moran campaign is to me indicative of something quite problematic in how that campaign has chosen to operate.