In March, the Democratic National Committee raised a handsome $13 million. And that’s even with you homosexuals boycotting The Party Of
No Probably, But Don’t Hold Us To It! But the mid-term elections are coming up, which means it’s gonna be a balls-to-the-wall advertising blitz this summer and fall as the Dems try not to screw up everything they worked so hard for in 2008 by winning both the executive and legislative branches of government. Which means the DNC is going to have to get supporters to drum up cash. To the tune of $50 million, an “unprecedented” sum, says DNC chairman Tim Kaine. And that means Obama is going to pander to a new set of voters — who will also find reason to be disappointed in Democrats post-election. Fun!
The DNC’s plan, which will be announced Wednesday, calls for reaching those first-time voters — most of whom are registered independents and are young or minorities — through the same vehicles Obama employed in 2008, according to internal party documents provided by the committee. The DNC is focusing on staff and volunteers in all 50 states, personal communication with the president via new media, and sophisticated voter-targeting technology. In the video message to his supporters, Obama said his administration’s success depends on the outcome of this fall’s elections and warned that if Republicans regain control of Congress, they could “undo all that we have accomplished.”
“This year, the stakes are higher than ever,” he said, according to a transcript of his remarks provided by Democratic officials. “It will be up to each of you to make sure that young people, African Americans, Latinos and women who powered our victory in 2008 stand together once again. “If you help make sure that first-time voters in 2008 make their voices heard again in November,” he added, “then together we will deliver on the promise of change, hope and prosperity for generations to come.”
In addition to direct communication with supporters, Obama is stepping up his fundraising efforts and plans to crisscross the country this fall stumping for Democrats, according to DNC Chairman Timothy M. Kaine and White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer.
Now please don’t make this more difficult than it has to be, complaining about how donating money to the DNC, or Democratic candidates at large, somehow entitles you to count on their support once you put them (back) in office.
Besides, word has it the Dems are already planning on cutting off the Gs.