Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wonder where the money went...

The media just loves the "Obama's popularity in the dumper" narrative and granted there has been, and is, a legitimate enthusiam gap born out of disappointment in Obama's style. But at this point in the process, and recalling the 08 election, it seems very likely that his newly aggressive stance will buck up the base eventually. That is, as long as he keeps it up and walks this new talk.

However, the demise of the small donor is a problem not so easily fixed by mere tough rhetoric. In 2008, most people still had decent jobs and they had hope. But it seems rather apparent that they're mainly not donating because the economy sucks:
“Unfortunately, I’m not going to be able to contribute anything,” said Judyann Allen, a retiree in Covington, Wash., who added that she and her husband were living month to month. “I would if I could. But I can’t afford to give anything to anyone.”
If Obama wants small donations to resurge, he might want to take Atrios' advice and give a bunch of free money to the people instead of the banksters.

[More posts daily at the Detroit News.]

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