A get-out-the-spin letter from Terry McAuliffe

Thursday, October 14, 2004

A newspaper editor who is not a registered Democrat, has found himself on the Democrats' e-mail list. The following letter was blasted out nationwide following last night's third debate between the presidential candidates.

We need your help one last time. So far the debates have been two clear wins for John Kerry. And your actions after the debate have been absolutely crucial in keeping the Republican spin machine in check.

Tonight is the final debate between John Kerry and George W. Bush, the one where the post-debate spin will solidify and last until Election Day. If you have not taken action before, now is the time to do it!

There are four critical things you can do to help beat the Republican spin machine after tonight's final debate.

Forward this email to family, coworkers, and friends.

Vote in online polls.

Write a letter to the editor.

Call radio and television stations.

Vote in Online Polls

National and local news organizations will be conducting online polls during and after the debate asking for readers' opinions. Look for online polls at these news websites, and make sure to vote in every one of them:

Fox News:
Wall Street Journal:
Akron Beacon-Journal:
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Detroit News:
Los Angeles Times:
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune:
Orlando Sentinel:
Philadelphia Inquirer:
South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

And be sure to check the websites of your local newspapers and TV stations for online polls. It is crucial that you do this in the minutes immediately following the debate.

Make sure swing voters know why you support John Kerry by sharing your thoughts on message boards in target states. Visit our 2004 Debate Center after the debate for a list of message boards where you can fight the Republican spin. If you visit chat rooms on AOL, MSN, Yahoo, or other websites, be sure to let people know what you thought of the debate.

Write a Letter to the Editor

Immediately after the debate, go online and write a letter to the editor of your local paper. If you feel John Kerry laid out a plan to make America stronger put it in your letter. If you feel George Bush failed to defend his four years of failure, put it in your letter.

Writing a letter is easier than you think. It takes just a few minutes and just a few clicks using our online media center:

Call Radio and TV Stations

TV and radio coverage immediately following the debate is where much of the spin is cemented. Make sure you call radio and TV stations to tell them what you thought.

Find shows in your area on our media website:


Don't forget to visit our 2004 Debate Center before, during, and after the debate for important information and more ways to take action.

Thank you,

Terry McAuliffe

PS: Make sure to forward this email to at least 10 other people who will be watching the debate. Also, print out copies for your friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors and get them involved.

Copyright 2004 East West Services, Inc.

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