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Draft Bloomberg Petition by Unity08 CoFounders Stagnates

The Draft Bloomberg website started by Unity08 CoFounders Douglas Bailey and Gerald Rafshoon started out four days ago with a grand opening covered by three cable news channels, seven major newspapers and Time magazine. Bailey and Rafshoon often relied on their media contacts to pump up their Unity08 e-mail fundraising list, and it would typically work for a day or two. But since the idea of a presidential ticket stage-managed by a corporation never really resonated with the public, the big-media tactic couldn’t sustain Unity08’s growth.

I’m seeing the same pattern with the Unity08 CoFounders’ Draft Bloomberg petition. Here’s a graph of the total signatures by day (blue) and the new signatures added in the 24 hours previous to that day:

The total number of signatories to the Draft Bloomberg petition stands at 1,401 and, as you can see, the number of new signatures has dropped significantly as the big-media effect has worn off. In the past 24 hours, just 65 people added their names to the petition. The Draft Bloomberg petition is small and its growth is slowing down.

3 comments to Draft Bloomberg Petition by Unity08 CoFounders Stagnates

  • Armin Tamzarian

    You guys are so full of crap it’s ridiculous. The counter as I see it (I just checked at 5pm on Saturday, 1/19) has over 1400 signatures, which means they’ve gotten 500 in the last 10 hrs. *nice*

    As usual, irregular times should put down the bong and stop trashing these people who are just trying to do something good for the country, whether as unity08 or draft bloomberg.

  • Jim

    Gee, why don’t you “put down the bong?” Read the post, Armin. They had 1401 signatures this morning. Yesterday morning they had 1336. The morning before that they had 1068. Check draftbloomberg.com right now and click on statistics, and you’ll see that over the last 24 hours from this point, right now they’ve gained just 45 signatures. The Draft Bloomberg effort by Rafshoon and Bailey is failing more quickly by the minute.

    I very seriously doubt “these people” are trying to do something good for the country. If they really meant what they said with Unity08, they would have stuck with it. If they really meant what they said about their clean money pledge, they wouldn’t have said that the exact opposite attribute was what makes Bloomberg attractive to them.

    *nice* has nothing to do with it.

  • Jim

    But who are we kidding anyway? Your name isn’t really Armin Tamzarian. Armin Tamzarian is the name of the impostor of Principal Skinner on the Simpsons TV show. I wonder who you really are. Hmmm… anyone want to hazard a guess?

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