My first question now that Jim Messina is on board with Charlie Crist …

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Now that Obama alum Jim Messina is on board as an adviser to Charlie Crist, how many of those f*cking annoying fundraising emails will be sent under Messina’s name?

You know, the fundraising emails with oblique subject lines like, “If you’re in, say it” or “This is big, big news.”

My inbox is already littered with emails like that from Obama for America; I can only imagine what my inbox will look like now that Messina has signed with Crist.

In a marked difference from his previous Ludditian campaigns, Crist has fully embraced email fundraising and marketing. At the end of every month — as the fundraising deadline approaches — Crist’s campaign has bombarded donor prospects with urgent pleas for, among other things, “just one dollar”, as he did in a post-Thanksgiving email

“Thank God for the Internet,” Crist explained in a recent interview with Buddy Nevins. “If somebody gives you $5 or $20, they become just as much of an advocate for the campaign as somebody who gives $1,000.” 

Let the emailing commence!

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.