So… a few weeks ago Air America started this contest thing where you nominate a progressive blogger to go on this cruise with all these progressive reporters like Rachel Maddow and Bobby Kennedy Jr. etc…
Bloggers from around the country started entering this, people who have lists that are far superior to our readership. Like we’re talking people like Media Matters, Daily Kos, HuffPo, etc.. Power bloggers. While I have a lot of respect for us and the work we do, we’re in Oklahoma and we’re fighting to get creditability in our own state tackling it at the national level is daunting at best.
But then.. who knew… Air America announced today that I’m one of the people in the Top Ten! There I am! With the likes of Markos, Jane from Firedog Lake, and Karl from Media Matters – all people that I have a huge amount of respect and admiration for. I never thought that someone as young as I am or someone from the heartland even had a chance.
This is where I ask you for help. While I’m in the top 10, I need to be in the top 5 to advance to the next round.
Can you vote here – and put my name (Sarah Burris) and our blog (BlueOklahoma.com) in the blank and support the CLEAR underdog for this race? I think with our strong Oklahoma community of online folks we can make it happen. If I make it the cool thing is that I can shoot video and put up pics and somewhat take y’all on for the ride.
Thanks for your help thus far, we can get there!