Monday, November 03, 2008

Random Ideas I've Heard Which Are Kind Of Growing On Me

Make everyone who wants to run for a delegate spot for the LPC convention sign up for the Victory Fund.

18 Comments:

  • A means test?

    I suggest a variation. Make everyone who wants to run for a delegate spot for the LPC convention sign up somebody for the Victory Fund.

    By Blogger Corey Hogan, at 6:40 PM  

  • keep it up with the delegates and the LIBS are going to lose again....

    By Blogger art, at 6:51 PM  

  • That's a fantastic suggestion!

    By Blogger Steve V, at 7:02 PM  

  • I'm with Corey. Almost anything that makes it more expensive to attend the Convention is a bad thing.

    (Disclosure: I was elected as a delegate last time. Couldn't go due to the cost.)

    By Blogger Josh, at 7:12 PM  

  • If you want to be a delegate, you should have to sign up 15 people for Victory Fund. (Alternately, delegate spots should go to the persons in each riding who sign up the most people for Victory Fund.)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:31 PM  

  • No, I think delegates should have to not only pay $250 delegate fees, $250 plane tickets, and $200 hotel costs, but have ten dollars taken from their bank account every month. Oh wait that's what you're proposing.

    -scott
    thescottross

    By Blogger Anonymous, at 7:58 PM  

  • You can cut delegate fees by $120. Then it's a wash financially.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:35 PM  

  • Or, like Corey said, you can sign someone else up. So, with the $120 slash in delegate fees, then it'd even be a discount for them.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:36 PM  

  • You can cut delegate fees by $120. Then it's a wash financially.

    Uh... then what's the point? Either way, each delegate is giving the same amount of money to the party.

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 9:41 PM  

  • Whoops, never mind, you said runs for a delegate spot, whether or not they win.

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 9:43 PM  

  • Yeah, you get the people who run. More importantly, once people are on the list, I suspect many would continue donating past the first year.

    7000 delegate spots. You'll probably get 10-20 thousand people running. That's a lot of donors to get in your database and hooked on donating.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 10:29 PM  

  • "No, I think delegates should have to not only pay $250 delegate fees, $250 plane tickets, and $200 hotel costs, but have ten dollars taken from their bank account every month. Oh wait that's what you're proposing."

    No, actually it's much better to just put the in debt party on hold for six months, while everyone fixates on who gets to be captain. You get 3/4 of it back, gee, don't ask me for 2.50 a month on top, are you guys mad! If not your base, who?

    By Blogger Steve V, at 11:06 PM  

  • We need to be nice to our members, so that our members can help us get funds. We don't need to milk them for the right to participate fully in the democratic processes of the party.

    By Blogger Gauntlet, at 12:45 AM  

  • "No, I think delegates should have to not only pay $250 delegate fees, $250 plane tickets, and $200 hotel costs, but have ten dollars taken from their bank account every month. Oh wait that's what you're proposing."

    That would be the deal of a lifetime. It was a grand for delegate fees last time. If you get a flight to VCR for $250, let me know so I can book now.

    By Blogger James Curran, at 12:52 AM  

  • We need to be nice to our members?

    No, we need to get money from our members. They can still vote in the DEMs without paying.

    By Anonymous DW, at 9:45 AM  

  • How about this:

    Elected delegates who sign up 10 other victory fund participants get their delegate fees waived.

    By Blogger Raymaker, at 9:54 AM  

  • According to the site, the fund seems to target the Conservatives. What if the riding is an NDP or Bloc Quebecois seat?

    Furthermore, I think the focus should be moved away from "let's get elected" and towards "let's become the type of party that gets elected."

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:34 AM  

  • The central Canadian power brokers lining up behind the neoconservative expat and the socialist don't seem to understand that the party has to be democratized if one is to expect members to donate.

    By Blogger whyshouldIsellyourwheat, at 11:01 AM  

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