Elect Esrati needs your help- now!

Alright, it’s time to get this campaign in high gear.

I want each of you to draft an e-mail that is short, yet convincing that you would send to your entire address book that would ask people to take a look at my candidacy.

BUT DON’T SEND IT. Post it in the comments- and we’ll select the best- or synthesize one from your suggestions.

What would you say to your friend to convince them to:

  • look at my site
  • look at my first YouTube spot
  • donate a small amount to the campaign
  • forward the message to their friends too.

Timer has started, open your test booklets, and start writing. You have 24 hours.

Thank you.

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3 Responses

  1. gene January 16, 2008 / 12:18 pm
    Are you trying to get people to do FREE work for you? I have already told many people about you and your site, and there are some things they like. I think YOU should put together a message to why people should visit your site, and each individual will piggy back an endorsement to their friends/family/associates as pertains to each individual – same idea but it comes from you.
  2. David Esrati January 16, 2008 / 1:13 pm

    It’s called VOLUNTEERING Gene.
    And I also asked here: http://esrati.com/?p=501
    I’ve seen a draft of one letter so far- they will post when ready.
    We’re working on this ’round the clock.

  3. Pam January 16, 2008 / 9:34 pm
    This Is what I’m sending out to my contacts. I know it’s long, but I think it’s fair and accurate. And I wrote it for FREE. :-)

    Friends:

    I am sending you this letter because I know that we are politically and socially like-minded, and I thought you might be interested in learning more about one of our Democratic candidates for Congress, David Esrati.

    I’ve known David for several years. He’s a good friend and a member of my inner circle. Because he’s one of the people that I know best and trust most, I’m confident that I can offer a reliable and informed opinion about his character and his abilities.

    When I first met David, the two things that impressed me most were his uncompromising honesty and his commitment to living by his principles. With David, what you see is what you get. There is never any pretense or hidden agenda.

    David is an idealist. He lives his life and runs his company as models of the way he thinks the world should work. Anyone who is curious about what David’s convictions are, and why they’re so strong, should read his father’s book, Dear Son, Do You Really Want to Be an American? It explains the ideas and values that David’s parents instilled in him. It’s available at http://www.esrati.com/dearson

    David takes his responsibilities as citizen, employer, friend, and neighbor very seriously. He proudly served his country as a member of the US Army Special Forces, then settled in Dayton, where he has been active in improving and promoting the city in general, and his neighborhood in particular, for over 20 years.

    Through his advertising agency, The Next Wave, he has provided career opportunities to many young people with limited skills and experience, often paying them more than he has paid himself. He has mentored his employees and helped them develop professionally, producing award-winning work for his clients in the process.

    As a friend, David has always been kind and generous. He has never given me bad advice and he has never let me down.

    David has an amazing gift for finding innovative solutions to problems, seeing new applications for technology, and predicting trends. He has been using his blog for years to share his ideas with the community, and he is known as both an outspoken champion and critic.

    He has a passion for progress, leadership, and government that’s unequaled. That is not to say that he’s especially interested in (or good at) playing politics. Many people, including some of his biggest supporters, consider that to be his Achilles heel. Others feel as I do, that this is actually David’s greatest strength. Our country is obviously off track and in dire need of leadership. Anyone who is afraid to speak his mind or disturb the status quo is simply not qualified to lead. Esrati is ready to lead.

    Over the years, his local political activism has earned him a lot of notoriety. As a result, people who don’t know him and don’t understand his motives have often judged him unfairly. In some instances, doors have been closed to him because his reputation has preceded him. He has paid a high personal cost for acting on his beliefs.

    Through it all, he has continued to generate great ideas, voice his opinions, and make his contribution to the betterment of his community. His vision and integrity have earned him the ears of university presidents and business superstars. He is privately respected and consulted by career politicians who are too spineless to publicly endorse him in this election. But that is the nature of politics, and that’s the game David doesn’t play.

    David is not afraid to take risks. He stands up for the things he believes in. If he says he’s going to do something, he does it. He doesn’t equivocate and he doesn’t lie. He speaks his truth and stays on task and on message, even if it makes people uncomfortable and costs him some popularity points.

    David Esrati is not a candidate for the squeamish. If you like your politicians slick and glib, if you prefer sound bites over substance, if you think things are just fine the way they are and progress scares you, then you should vote for someone else.

    But if you’re fed up with shallow, self-serving bureaucrats, if you prefer action over words, if you want to see positive change now—in this lifetime—then you should send a ninja to Washington. He will represent your interests like no one else ever has.

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