Senate candidates engage in engagement
But that's more, he's using it. Perhaps taking a cue from the news industry, Shays is attempting to engage his constituency by asking them to get involved in the issues. His site now features a petition on a balanced budget amendment.
But he's not the only one.
Linda McMahon, Shays' rival for the Republican Senate nomination, has a new poll, also issue-based, though in the Land of Simple Questions, this one lives in the castle: "Is the national debt too high?" Um, no?
The ancillary goal may be less engagement than data collection, as both poll and petition require a valid email address and name.