A campaign organization is a terrible thing to waste.
So the Obama campaign CONTINUES TO OPERATE, summoning the millions on its campaign email list to badger their representatives to support President Obama’s position on the fiscal cliff.
Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter is apparently still milling around campaign headquarters. She sent me – I’m on their list – a message telling me to call my member of Congress right away.
Here’s a suggestion on what to say — feel free to improvise and let your representative’s office know why you’re personally supporting the President’s plan:
“Hi, I’m Keith. As a voter from your district, I support the President’s plan to extend tax cuts for 98 percent of American families — $2,000 a year means a lot to me and to middle-class families here in Pennsylvania. I urge Representative Thompson to sign the petition forcing the House to vote on the Senate-passed bill, and to vote “yes” if it reaches the floor.”
Once you’ve called your representative’s office, please report back and let us know how it went:
Well, the vaunted Obama campaign machine thinks I live in Pennsylvania – I live in Virginia – and told me to call the wrong representative. But I assume they’re getting most of these right.
Poor interns working in these offices getting caller after caller numbly repeating the same line.
I have to hand it to the Obama people. One thing I can be pretty sure of – the Republicans aren’t doing anything similar.