More good news from world of mobspots. First, MoveOn.org has announced an open, peer-reviewed competition for the creation of an anti-Bush mobspot, with the winner getting actual television airtime: "You don't have to be formally trained in the art of filmmaking, just ready, willing and able to create an ad that tells the truth about George Bush. All eligible submissions will be posted on this web site and rated by visitors. The top rated ads will then be voted on by our panel of esteemed judges, includingMichael Moore, Donna Brazile, Jack Black, Janeane Garofalo, and Gus Van Sant. The winning ad idea will be broadcast on television during the week of Bush's 2004 State of the Union address, and the winner will receive a recording of the ad as broadcast."
Secondly, the Dean campaign opened up a less formally structured thread for supporters to come up with a slogan for their "victory days" in New Hampshire and Iowa. That's good news, but the even better news is the slogan that got selected: "Because democracy is not a spectator sport." Compare that to the usual slogans dreamed up by traditional political consultants: "Real Solutions For America," "Building A Bridge To The 21st Century," etc. The Dean slogan is edgy, funny, but still completely accessible and entirely "on message," as they say. There's more where that came from.