You owe us, and we want our fair share of all that money you are raising online.

You built a campaign out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear: you moved your message to market on bandwidth the  rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were  safe in your campaign headquarters because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of  us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize  everything at your headquareters, and hire someone to protect against this, because of  the work the rest of us did.

Now look, you built a campaign and it turned into something terrific, or a great  idea? God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social  contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next blogger who  comes along.

How big a hunk should we take from Elizabeth for the privilege of fouling my banner with her fundraising ads?

 
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