Ann Althouse points to a request from Organizing for America (which is basically Barack Obama, Inc.) requesting that supporters phone radio stations and give some (humorously shallow) talking points about why they like Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.
Althouse and her commenters do a pretty great job at picking out why this is a stupid idea, but it’s hardly new. They even have a name, likely coined by Rush Limbaugh: “Seminar Callers.” What I’m honestly wondering is: does anyone know if conservatives have tried to do the same thing? Maybe not radio (since calling liberal radio shows tends to be pretty impossible), but even concentrated, talking points laden letters to the editor and such? I tried several bing searches, and, while I found the calls to action for liberals pretty quickly, I couldn’t find any results for similar calls for conservatives, and I can’t recall ever having seen any in my daily perusals. I’m pretty curious, though.