They firmly believed that they had permanently "redrawn the electoral map," and their "risky strategy" was to spend $30 million turning out 2008 surge voters rather than traditional midterm voters. There was considerable dissent from the DCCC, the DSCC, the DGA and the unions who were also working on Democratic turnout operations. They believed that Obama's chances of defying history and getting unlikely voters to the polls was small, though the effort was "likely to pay dividends for the president's reelection campaign in 2012." They were right. The entire thing was a complete flop -- for Democrats in 2010, that is. MORE...
Sunday, November 07, 2010
Jane Hamsher on "Barack Obama and OFA" and the Midterms