Like we said, this year offers us both a potentially great president and a Congress that he can work with. Here’s the catch, though: none of this will be easy, and none of it will happen by itself. You — we’re talking to you, on the other side of the screen — have to make it happen.
The good news is that many of you are doing that. There was a fine turnout for the lolorb memorial/Kate’s birthday/BMG canvass in NH over the weekend, and we know that many of you are volunteering elsewhere. Keep it up.
The other thing we can all do is give money. Yes, the drumbeat for donations seems endless. That doesn’t make it any less valid, or any less important. The Obama campaign is flooding the airwaves with advertising. It has to keep doing that right up to election day, and that is very expensive. Furthermore, the GOP voter-suppression machine is in full swing, and only a massive — and very expensive — GOTV effort by the Obama campaign can counter it.
As for the Congress, do we really need to remind you how important that is? A President Obama, should we be so fortunate, needs working majorities in both houses of Congress. And truly awful Republicans like Michele Bachmann need to be handed a one-way ticket out of Washington — her McCarthyite tactics are a disgrace, and she is unfit to hold the office she now holds.
Finally, our ActBlue page includes a couple of non-federal races — Sonia Chang-Diaz here at home, and the “No on 8” campaign for marriage equality in California. Those races are both part of our matching offer on ActBlue.
Click here to see a video recorded by Obama Campaign Manager David Plouffe that brings you up to date on money, spending, and the campaign’s plan to win. But remember to click on this link to support Barack Obama, and
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