Recently, I made a post (found here) about what kind of issues would sell well for Democrats in rural Virginia. Shaula suggested in the comments section that I should e-mail it on to the VDP, DNC, and DCCC. So, I did. And I got back my first response today. Here it is below.
Subject: RE: Winning elections in Rural America
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 2006 10:43:21 -0500
To: "Neal Osborne"
Thank you for taking the time to share your views with us regarding the current Democratic leadership, the state of politics in the country, and the strategy Democrats should follow as we head towards the upcoming 2006 mid-term elections and beyond. We certainly want you to know that we understand your frustrations, and are working hard to change the momentum and make major gains in next year's elections.
While we do not have the staff to provide a detailed response to your entire email, we do compile a sampling of email that we receive, taking excerpts from all points of view, which we then forward on to the Leadership. We encourage you to continue providing your input, and please know that we do read your emails and will do our best to respond to specific questions when we can.
We also invite you to visit our running weblog at http://blog.dccc.org, which includes a comments section where we encourage participation in the discussion from readers. You may find this avenue provides a quicker and more substantial conversation and response.
DCCC Action Team
I am appreciative that I got a response that may or may not be a form letter (but likely is). I consider it basically a non-answer, but I can't honeslty say I expected a lot more. But, as the e-mail says, they read what comes in, so hopefully they did, and the got the idea. One question, however: Frustrations? I didn't realize I was frustrated. Just opinionated...
I look forward to hearing back from the VDP.