Stringing the Faithful
It’s hard to say how long the Obama enthusiasts can be manipulated by the DNC into believing party-sponsored online activities will actually change anything. Judging by the excitement of some at just being on the DNC list, I’d say the faithful can be strung along for quite a while.
But in terms of social movement organizing, the frustrations, hopes and expectations of this naive milieu suggest that being prepared to lead those who eventually realize the betrayal they’ve been lured into by slogans and magical thinking might yield some new recruits.
The key, as usual, is mobilizing resources to socialize and mentor them. So far, those have been non-existent.