I just delivered my first real position paper tonight to the Glynn County Democratic Party, and you want to talk about a reaction...
Mostly good, some bad but overall we're further along than where we started. Folks are excited. They agreed with the overall premise (Public Education needs to be Rescued, Democrats need to re-examine some approaches to make education more effective and efficient), but hollered about the details (many of my ideas aren't exactly in line with Democratic thought). Then they realized that by debating about the details, we were actually discussing issues and solutions, which really got some folks motivated.
So all in all, it wasn't a bad piece of work.
If you are so inclined, I invite your comments over at any of the sites where I actually posted the monster, or just email me with critiques or ideas.
Coastal Empire DFA
Glynn County Democratic Party (beware, my HTML failed me here)
Florence County Democratic Party