WHY IS THE PATRICK CAMPAIGN WASTING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES LOOKING FOR MORE VOTES FOR A CONVENTION THEY ALREADY WON!???
The Patrick campaign has the convention won–and all they really need is to get 15% to get on the ballot. Why waste one more dollar trying to get more delegate support? What do they gain. I do not understand. Spend the time and money they are putting into hand delivering a letter to a useless person (that would be me) into fundraising or reaching out to primary voters.
This is a long example of poor allocation of resources that the Patrick campaign has been making for sometime. For example, I’m sure the campaign and supporters had a very inspiring time at Quincy Market a month or so ago. I’m sure it energized the troops and got everybody pumped up.
But for what? Getting out the vote in April? Gearing up for a convention they already won? Maybe it would not have been so bad, had the Patrick campaign not spent $45,000 on the rally. Now I’m sure many supporters will contend it was worth every penny. Well, we’ll see how you feel the weekend before the Primary when you realize that money could buy the campaign another 15 spots on the various local news outlets. Those 15 extra spots could have allowed the campaign reach thousands of undecided primary voters in a very close election…of well, but it was a great rally.
Sorry for the sarcasm. But my point is simple. Thinly financed campaigns must allocate just enough resources to safely make each threshold and no more. Than means getting 11,000 certified signatures and 20% of the convention delegates to safely get on the ballot. Then you spend every penny you have the week before the election on whatever your plan is–TV, GOTV, Phone Banks, whatever–and you only need 51% of the vote.
Aside from talking to the base and making them feel good, I do not understand the Patrick strategy and I’m open to being convinced.