Earlier this week, Barden wrote for a more targeted audience.
In a mass e-mail, he made an offer. “If you will decide, right now, to vote for Senator Obama,” he wrote, “I will put you in the acknowledgements page of my next book. No kidding.”
The offer wasn’t open to those who had already decided on Obama. “Those folks only get my undying gratitude,” Barden wrote.
I checked with Barden after the election and he informed me that, while one person took him up on the deal, he is considering modifying the offer. “Your note has spurred me to think about the massive Obama voter registration drive which will start soon. I want to be part of that, and maybe I'll make the same offer, but on a larger scale. I mean, hey, what the hell, right? If I get a lot of names, it will just be a few extra pages.”
Me, I’m just excited that a new Barden book may be on the horizon.