Just came off a failed experiment in flying Republican ideas past 100 or so newsies in an E-mail grouping. Advice: don't do it. A) They are not interested. B) Some of them object strenuously to the ideas themselves - it's not what they are used to hearing and their minds are made up.
So on to the wild world of the blog, as I told another member of the group, where sensitivities are not so finely attuned to the tried and true even if false. Charge!