Leaving MyDD

I have accepted a campaign-style job that may or may not last beyond the midterms. This position, as is the norm for such things, does not permit blogging. I hope/plan to return to MyDD when I can but whether that’s as soon as November or not until I go back to grad school, I do not know.

Thanks to Jerome for allowing me this wonderful opportunity, first under the name “Transplanted Texan” as a Biden volunteer in 2007, then as a weekend blogger in 2008, and finally as a routine front-pager for the past 12 months. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to engage in the political process this way, and to interact with the motivated Netroots and MyDD community.

I’ve spent the last four days driving across the continent, from Coeur d’Alene, ID to Washington, DC with stops in Montana, Minnesota, and Ohio. This really is a remarkable country we live in. The land formations, natural resources, and people – we are truly blessed. Let’s appreciate what we’ve been given, and let’s not screw it up. Not this November or ever.

I’ll miss MyDD. If you’ll miss me, or just want to express your appreciation for my posts on Glenn Beck, Katrina recovery, or clean energy, please say so with a donation to our ActBlue candidates. No, I’m not so arrogant as to think anyone cares that much about my posts – I just want to be sure to get in one last plug for competitive progressives like Alan Grayson, Matt Dunne, Jack Conway, and Bill White! (Matt, btw, just got his second newspaper endorsement in a competitive primary for an open governorship, and aired his first TV ad this week.)

Anyways, God bless, good luck, and I look forward to returning down the line.

Tags: Matt Dunne, VT-Gov, Vermont, MyDD, meta (all tags)



Good luck, Nate!

And thanks for promoting Matt Dunne on MyDD.  I never expected an endorsement like that when there are several other good (and more establishment) candidates running, but I've grown to really respect Matt too and support him.

Anyway, good luck in your next endeavor, I hope it's a good experience!

by bruorton 2010-08-13 10:31AM | 0 recs
good luck

It's been a pleasure reading your work.


by John DE 2010-08-13 06:29PM | 0 recs

history shows that most liberal activists who start blogging end up doing phenomanal work for the campaigns they end up working for.  Not to hype you too much, but you're a great political analysist, and I think you're going to be a great asset to the candidates you work for in the mid-terms.  

by West of the Fields 2010-08-14 01:38AM | 0 recs


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