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Kimberly
09-10-2008, 02:11 AM
Another DUmmie wants to be popular (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3960949)

It's amazing how many Very Important People With Important Information post at the DUmp. :rolleyes:


Teaser (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:01 PM
Original message
I need advice on a campaign related ethical dilemma
Advertisements [?]Edited on Tue Sep-09-08 11:18 PM by Teaser
As some of you may know, I'm a stats guy irl. I do heavy duty shit with statistics.
Well, I'm now on board with the Obama campaign and am analyzing some of their internal polling.

Now before you ask I can't tell you anything about the content therein. Or else, I get sued.

So, with that in mind, do you guys think it will be possible to participate in discussions on this board *about non-Obama campaign polling* (like, say, the latest NBC poll) without tipping my hand as to what it is I know, exactly?

I'm not so sure it can be done. What says the crowd?


Kristi1696 (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:04 PM
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5. Not after you've already outed yourself as having access to their data.
I don't even want to SUSPECT that I'm seeing their internal data being released to the public.


Teaser (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:05 PM
Response to Reply #5
7. good point. so no more poll debunking.
Ashame, I always enjoyed that.


HughMoran (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:12 PM
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15. Your post asks and answers your own question
You already know the answer. As a professional myself, let me state the obvious - of course you can't discuss without tipping your hand. You could have if you hadn't posted this missive, so clearly your conscience was bothering you!


Teaser (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:15 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. Perhaps its best just to leave DU for a bit
Edited on Tue Sep-09-08 11:16 PM by Teaser
to remove the contradictions
that would suck, though.

oh, this post didn't really *tip my hand* though. I had revealed my intentions to work for the campaign to some other DUers. It wold have gotten out.


gravity (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:17 PM
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18. Don't do it
It is compromising your integrity as a professional. As much as we would like to get the juicy details, you have to resist the urge.


Teaser (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:19 PM
Response to Reply #18
19. Oh I would never intentionally spill anything
I was just wondering if anyone thought it was humanly possible not to...but I think that's been answered.


undeterred (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:20 PM
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20. I worked for the Obama campaign
so I am devoid of any illusion that they do anything other than fly by the seats of their pants at all times and are run by a bunch of college students.

JB
09-10-2008, 02:18 AM
Paging Walldude. Walldude pick up the white courtesy phone. Your expertise is needed in this thread.

Eilise
09-10-2008, 02:32 AM
undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts)
Tue Sep-09-08 10:20 PM
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20. I worked for the Obama campaign
so I am devoid of any illusion that they do anything other than fly by the seats of their pants at all times and are run by a bunch of college students.

undeterred must be hungry for some granite pizza.

FDK
09-10-2008, 03:34 AM
Teaser (1000+ posts) Tue Sep-09-08 11:01 PM
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I'm an attention whore.

Fixerated. :D

GrumpyOldLady
09-10-2008, 11:03 AM
"I'm an attention whore."

VERY TRUE!! DEAD ON!