By Jason Mattera
In 2008, Barack Obama lobotomized a new release. for a complete yr, differently clear-thinking individuals of the main prosperous, over-educated, information-drenched new release in American background fell prey to the costliest, hi-tech, laser-focused advertising and marketing attack in presidential crusade heritage. Twitter messages have been machine-gunned to cellphones at mach velocity. fb and MySpace teams unfold around the net like electronic hearth. YouTube movies that includes celebrities ricocheted around the globe and into students’ in-boxes with devastating regularity. the entire whereas, the mega-money-raising engine whirred like a slot laptop caught on jackpot. the outcome: an unthinking mass of younger citizens marched ahead to choose the main radical and untested president in U.S. heritage. well-known as one of many country’s most sensible younger conservative activists through Human occasions, Jason Mattera created an online sensation with ambush video interviews that revealed clueless younger liberals and crafty Democratic officers. Now he finds the jaw-dropping lengths Barack Obama and his allies in Hollywood, Washington, and Academia went to so one can remodel a legion of iPod-listening, MTV-watching fans right into a profitable coalition that threatens to turn into an enduring political realignment. Obama Zombies uncovers the real, behind-the-scenes tale of the tools and strategies the Obama crusade unleashed on early life tradition. via own interviews and meticulous unique learn, Mattera explains why conservatism’s destiny rests upon jolting the younger lots from their shut eye, yanking out their earphones, and sparking a countercultural conservative conflict opposed to the increase of the ignorant Left. The lesson from 2008 is crystal transparent: while real conservatives run away, Obama zombies pop out to play.
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Then again, it's doubtful he did, either. So take heed, kiddies: drugs will make you pledge allegiance to funk. I pledge to never give anyone the finger when I'm driving again . . I pledge to bring awareness to mental disease, to advance stem-cell research . . I pledge to show more love to strangers . . [especially strangers who hate America and loathe her existence] I pledge to be a better mentor to my younger sisters . . For the environment, I pledge to flush only after a deuce, never a single .
In addition to the text messages, Obama's campaign arranged 130 telephone stations throughout Invesco and asked attendees to take turns making "scripted" calls to unregistered eligible voters. Young people were the specific target. 44 Guess who got a call from Invesco Field? Text messaging zipped at lightning speed also helped manufacture crowds. 45 Voila: how to create an Obama Zombie, textmessaging-style. All in all, Team Obama collected a million cell numbers through their text-messaging outreach.
It succeeded beyond expectations. "13 Whoa! Rospars and Hughes were asked to build a movement, to build a community of Obama Zombies, and that's exactly what they did. " As the New York Times reported, "Hughes wanted Mr. Obama's social network to mirror the off-line world the same way that Facebook does--by fostering more meaningful connections by attending neighborhood meetings and calling on people who were part of their daily lives. "14 Two million profiles; 200,000 planned events; 70,000 personal fund-raising pledges.