Who Woulda Thunk It?

Here is a shocker:

Matzzie to Head Democratic Soft Money Effort

Even as the Democratic primary fight enters the final stretch, plans are proceeding apace among party strategists to build an independent money machine that will rival or eclipse what they created in 2004, when donors poured millions into two key outside-the-party organizations — America Coming Together and the Media Fund.

Tom Matzzie has been hired to run a new effort for 2008, which he has described in an e-mail as a $100 million-plus venture organized around “issues and character.” Matzzie is leaving his post as the Washington director of Moveon.org to take the job. . . . The news of Matzzie’s hiring comes roughly two weeks after a group of the largest donors in the Democratic party gathered in Washington to discuss where they’ll put their money during the 2008 race. . . . Those familiar with overall Democratic fundraising plans for 2008 say that everything is still in a very nascent stage, but party heavyweights are clearly on the march — setting up various organizations that may be integrated into a larger uber-fundraising effort, perhaps under Mattzie’s group.

Move On’s political director who wasjoined at the hip with the Democratic Party on Congressional issues now getting a big Dem fundraising gig? Shocking.

Move On and Mattzie have played its members for a while now. You think they’ll figure it out? Me neither.

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    • Turkana on November 12, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    long ago…

  1. Follow the money. As always.

    Anyone else reminded of Animal Farm when you read these stories???

  2. that some people display about MoveOn is just stunning. Do people not know that it was created in the 90s to defend Bill Clinton?! Of course they don’t–people are stupid.

  3. ….historically….is SO easy to co-opt.

    You can be sure they told him everything he wanted to hear. He probably thinks he will influence THEM somehow.

    I wonder who will replace him and what they will do.

  4. touching this with a ten foot pole. It conflicts my brain as moveon, is part of my past perhaps I should now. I wasn’t on line yet and heard the founders speaking on the radio. I have done GOTV for them as well as donated time and money locally. I was clued in to their duplicity via Armando’s clues. I feel surrounded by vipers all around. Perhaps I’ll join penche in the ether of the META, where he apparently resides.    

    • dkmich on November 13, 2007 at 12:22 am

    Politics = flesh eating bacteria. Is anyone immune?  

    • timber on November 13, 2007 at 6:09 am

    So Matzzie is moving to a bigger organization is wrong?

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