Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Challenge Launch, Snowballing, & Changing Everything

Earlier this morning, Raj for Congress launched the Joe Biden 7-11 Challenge. From the moment this initiative began, the energy level has increased exponentially.

It is not the result of a momentary burst. It began last Thursday with Raj’s appearance on the Hugh Hewitt show. The momentum then rose on Friday and Saturday as blogs including the Iowa Voice and the Urban Grind reprinted Raj’s reaction. The crescendo occurred this afternoon as donors both large and small took up the challenge.

This thing is snowballing. Friday night Raj was on Philadelphia radio and again on Monday morning.

That is our campaign. If you have ever been in politics, you know this is the time that is special. Each day, as we enter and exit the office, we know we are creating something special.

I have always believed in People Powered Politics and this medium. I have always known in my heart of hearts that the internet and blogs could and will change everything.

Biden Challenge: Must Watch Video

Blogs For Fox Leads the Way

Daily News Recounts Four Shootings

Philadelphia Daily News details Monday evening’s three fatalities.

Five people were shot late last night - three of them fatally - in four separate shootings across the city in a span of 10 minutes.

The shootings began at 11:20 p.m. and when the gunfire ended, one woman and two men lay dead and two others were hospitalized with injuries.

Blogs For Condi\Blogs For Fox Officially Endorse Raj

Blogs For Condi and Blogs For Fox have officially endorsed Raj Peter Bhakta. Their endorsement lauds Raj as "a man of conviction, honesty, and integrity, who will work harder and smarter for the citizens of his district."

The Joe Biden Challenge

"You can't go into a 7-Eleven or into a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking." -Democratic Presidential Candidate Joe Biden.

"These ridiculous, callous and insensitive comments would simply be laughable if they weren't coming from a Democratic presidential candidate," said Congressional Candidate Raj Peter Bhakta. "You'd never know from listening to Biden that Indian Americans have contributed to this country other than making a mean cup of coffee."

But don't look to the mainstream media to cover Biden's outrageous remark. It's been up to regular Americans; talk radio and blogs to inform the people.

This is not the first time the mainstream media has covered up for Democrats. Raj pointed out that in 2004, Senator John Kerry referred to Sikhs as terrorists and Senator Hillary Clinton jokingly referred to Mahatma Gandhi as a gas station owner.

In response to Senator Biden's callous remarks, the Raj for Congress campaign is asking you for $7.11.

Let's show Biden and the mainstream media that we're paying attention and we won't stand for intolerance from either side of the aisle. Your small donation will send a strong message.

These donations will help spread our positive message and elect more open-minded people into the United States Congress.

You're First: Announcing Raj Blog VTH

Raj for Congress is proud to announce Raj Blog VTH. While Raj Blog has enjoyed phenomenal success, we are always seeking opportunities to spread our message of reform. We are elated to join Townhall.com’s community.

Townhall.com reprints news and information from 120 different "partner organizations." It also offers political commentary and analysis from over 100 different columnists, as well as activism tools developed to empower an active citizenry. Townhall radio is the exclusive home of conservative commentators Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Medved, and Dennis Praeger.

Raj Blog VTH will showcase all of our outstanding content for Townhall’s audience. Together, VTH and the original Raj Blog will continue this campaign’s endeavor into the new media of People Powered Politics.

Far Away, Favorable People, & Finding Noah’s Ark

Prior to beginning our door-to-door, we knew that homes were far apart in Montgomery County. We didn’t know that we would have to drive to each home.

As we went around with the Republican Party survey (who were sponsoring the event), we recognized many voters who would support Raj. One Raj supporter’s home was quite interesting. As we proceeded down the long driveway, I looked to my left and saw a very old Victorian home. My eyes then discovered a huge ark. Honestly, I thought it was Noah’s Ark. Needless to say, it was very impressive.

The woman who lived there was very nice and even requested a Raj For Congress yard sign.

Ryan D.