The Obama campaign seems to have their online shit all in one neat pile. The email I’ve received suggests they’ve got someone smart doing their digital stuff. So I offer this suggestion, in the event O. goes the distance.
President Obama reads, answers and acts on one email –from an American citizen– every week. Let’s say, on Friday. Here’s how it might work:
Anybody can email the president once a week. Yes, people will try to find ways to scam this but you can deal with that.
On Friday morning, 10 emails are selected at random and forwarded to President Obama’s in-box. He looks through them, picks one and responds –personally– to the sender.
If action is required, the email is forwarded to the appropriate subordinate who has to DO something because the president –and the country– will be watching.
The media gets a copy of the original email, the president’s reply, including what –if anything– will be done.
Think about it. If the president actually made something happen –personally– 50 times a year, that would be pretty cool. Of course, some will ask the president to do things he cannot. And he can simply reply, "I don’t know what the hell to do about that."
The odds of your email being selected are about the same as winning the Lotto but so what. Somebody’s email got through.