Yet another White House petition, to demand the White get behind NRA, but unlike the one for Piers Morgan, this one is serious. Some folks are questioning the value of these petitions. Here’s the value:
- It shows the White House there are people out there with passion on the issue.
- It shows the White House we’re organized enough to reach real people, outside traditional top-down communication networks. Think Brian Anse Patrick’s horizontal interpretive communities.
- It’s really not that much effort.
So I think they have some value. Do I expect them to result in a reaction from the White House? Do I expect it to translate into real policy? No. But it at least let’s them know we’re here and paying attention.