Sep 07 2010

Clap Louder! LOUDER!!!

Three posts and a video from Greg Sargent @ Plum Line.

10:34 AM Voters aren’t listening to Dem message about GOP and Bush

What if voters are simply not buying the central Dem message that a vote for the GOP is a vote to return to the Bush policies that ran the economy into the ground? What if the GOP has already achieved separation from the former president?

There are still more than two months to go until election day. Perhaps voters will grow more receptive to the Dem claim that the GOP wants nothing more than a return to Bush policies once they begin focusing harder on the choice before them. But for now, the data clearly shows the public is not listening to the core Dem message.

11:57 AM Axelrod: Voters aren’t (yet) buying our Bush message

Now this thesis is being confirmed by none other than White House senior adviser David Axelrod, who  acknowledges to Sam Stein that Dems have failed to communicate this message adequately:

Perhaps this is where we have been failing to communicate,” said Axelrod. “[A] large number of people [don’t] believe that a Republican Congress would go back to the policies of George W. Bush, even though their own leaders have said as much in public. Pete Sessions said we want to go back to the same exact agenda that was there before this president took office. So our job in the next eight weeks is to make sure that people understand that, that they understand the stakes.

2:13 PM David Plouffe to Dems: Don’t despair, get to work!

Thanks to his work as the architect of Barack Obama’s stunning victory in 2008, few political strategists command the respect of the Dem rank and file to the degree  David Plouffe does.

So Plouffe is now trying to buck up despondent Dems by starring in a new video, to be emailed out to supporters by Obama’s political operation, telling them that all is not lost and that Dems can do far better this fall than the pundits are predicting — if they get to work:

(W)hat’s also interesting is Plouffe’s insistence that rank and file Dems understand that finding a way to muster up some enthusiasm may be the difference between winning and losing…

So you know what to do, otherwise Tinkerbell WILL DIE!!!!

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