Now is the time for all good politicians...

I WANT YOU TO blog for their party

We have asked every Cape Codder who is seeking elective office in this November election to let us create a free "Cape Blog" for them.

To date four have taken us up on the offer, and they're all Republicans. Is this an example of why the GOP does so well at the polls even when they're in the minority?

Free, Write and Twenty-one

So I'm calling all candidates again.  Check out our Blog Chowder, and join the fun. Remember, "all ink is good ink," as long as they spell your name correctly. Right now most Dem and GOP candidates are totally unknown to voters outside their own inner circle.

You don't win elections that way. 

We assume that one reason some pols have not responded is the normal, human desire to not attempt something new in which they have no experience.

We have a cure for that.

The Care & Feeding of Cape Bloggers is willing to train each of you, and at no cost whatsoever. We have a simple tutorial which we supply, and someone is always available if you get in a jam.  More importantly, we check every new post of every blog to look for errors, which most times we fix ourselves and email you what went wrong.

We even supply photos and other art to enhance your writing. 

In the next weeks we are putting on group training sessions for politicians by party. The Republicans have accepted our offer, and we'll start training any GOP candidate who wishes to join Bob Dwyer and myself in our training room on Route 134 in Dennis.

How about some of you Democrats getting after your Committeemen and Committeewomen to let us do the same for you?

Blog ChowderHere are the GOP bloggers already getting free (L)INK on

Any Cape pol who isn't blogging should turn green with envy. These are all well written, interesting messages which will change minds and influence elections. Our web traffic (the number of people who read our website) has tripled in the past twelve months, and we credit most of that increase to local interest in our blogs which now numbers over fifty and run the gamut of local interests from a forty-something Cape Mom writing about her world to a Big Brothers/Big Sisters staffer who is just beginning a two-thousand mile hike along the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and writing about it whenever he gets a connection.

If you're a pol (or anyone else who wants to blog on CCtoday), email me at [email protected] and we'll have you blogging in a "Cape Cod Minute". welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on