Kudos to Dem tech firms

There was some good news out of the progressive internet tech world today as we learned about Joementum’s difficulties finding a vendor to rebuild their website for the general election. (Strange that they wouldn’t just stick with their current vendors since they’ve claimed their site was “hacked” right before the primary, not that it simply went down due to total incompetence. I wonder how that FBI investigation is coming along…)

Thumbs-up go to Blue State Digital and Plus Three for rejecting the Lieberman campaign’s lucrative offer of a reported $300k to build the flagship site for the new Connecticut for Lieberman party. It’s even more embarassing that BSD was even approached for this project considering they are the ones responsible for the Ned Lamont website — anyone with even a little online savvy could’ve figured that part out.

Blue State’s response to Joementum was short and sweet:

“Thank you for your inquiry about Blue State Digital’s technology services. Unfortunately, we cannot be of service to the Lieberman campaign. We work exclusively with Democratic candidates.”

Sorry, Joe, there’s already a Democrat in this race.

Even more fun is this fantastic ad for Campaign Engine running on Swing State Project (top right corner). It reads:

If Joe Lieberman had used Campaign Engine, his site would still be up.

Good thing he didn’t.

Congrats to Ned Lamont!

Someone will take Joementum’s money — it’s an awful lot of money — and they’ll build a website which won’t buckle under heavy load like last time. But whoever builds that site won’t be someone progressives and Democrats should want to work with, and they’ll be showing they don’t get it any more than Team Joe does. And maybe, just maybe, they’ll toss and turn at night. One thing’s for sure, though: there are some progressive tech firms who are gonna sleep like babies tonight.

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