This week, the stuff hit the proverbial fan for John Spratt, with national political operatives taking over his campaign, beginning with reports of a meeting being held in Rock Hill by campaign representatives from the liberal Democratic group MoveOn.org.
Here's a note that was forwarded to us by a Blogland reader who registered to attend their Rock Hill meeting:
Thank you for signing up to attend an emergency meeting with John Spratt's campaign. With the election just 28 days away, the campaign is holding this meeting with supporters to lay out their plan for victory on November 2nd and how grassroots progressives can get involved. They're counting on MoveOn members to be there, so we'll be sure to let them know you're coming.
Here are the details:
When: Wednesday, October 06 at 3:00 p.m.
Address: 1213 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
Phone: (803) 328-0114
When you get to the meeting, let the staff know that you're a MoveOn member.
To invite your friends, family, and colleagues to come with you, just forward them the note below.
Thanks for all you do.
--Steven, Adam, Stephen, Michael and the rest of the team
P.S. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have been informed that at least three Mulvaney supporters were going to attend that meeting and would share what they learned with us and the Mulvaney campaign.
It's not like a bunch of hired guns from out of state would know who to let in the room and who to keep out.
We also have reports that other out-of-state political operatives are being assigned to the effort to save Spratt from being sacked by Fifth District voters, and that more meetings will be taking place.
In the 80s movie Red Dawn, an air force fighter pilot rescued by teenage guerillas is presented with a hat from "a dead Russian major". In the spirit of that occasion, we challenge our readers to attend any of the MoveOn events held on the behalf of the Spratt campaign and bring back a trophy from a LIVE MoveOn operative - a business card, coffee mug or whatever.
By sending us the proof, you can let us - and everyone else - know you were there live and in person so they'll be sure to be on their best behavior. We'll buy a steak dinner to the most creative act of trophy gathering.