Question: Meetup or Meetup Alternative?
I’ve got a question for you.
This time in the last election cycle, candidates had huge Meetups through Meetup.com at which people worked on ballot access, canvassing, fundraising and all sorts of stuff like that. It was one of the main ways by which the Howard Dean phenomenon blossomed.
Here’s my question: is there an equivalent this time around?
I’m not sure Meetup.com is a working system like it was last time — there are Romney and Giuliani groups, for instance, that are listed in search but aren’t listed under the “2008 Candidates” section. Bush and Kerry, however, are listed as current presidential candidates. So I don’t trust Meetup right now as an indication of online-offline organizing.
If you know of a Meetup equivalent that candidates are actually using, I’d appreciate a tip. Thanks.