OK, I have watched the supposed rebuke of Obama by Childers today about 10 times. There is one central fact that has been misunderstood by the majority.
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Obama never did endorse Childers officially and never had contact with the Childers campaign. Go find it in any newspaper dated before today, I beg you. The only thing that happened is the Obama campaign sent an email, to all of us on the Obama mailing list from Mississippi, offering his phonebanking tools in support of Travis Childers on election day.
The way he offered support was via use of his phonebanking tools. Why would Obama not support Childers versus a republican? This is how Obama is changing the game, with his grassroots support network. For the better, Barack feels the commitment to offer that network of support to down-ticket dems, in large part on his own. Thank you Obama.
Childers more than likely had no idea that Obama had taken the step to email everyone on his private campaign list from Mississippi to enlist support for Childers. Obama is trying to build the progressive coalition that can get help to working families. So Travis was caught off guard today, and had no idea what in the hell they were talking about. I am sure him and Obama would agree on 90% of what matters to Mississippians.
It is sad that the GOP even think that this race baiting ad will work. It is time to send a clear message to the racist jerks that our time has come. Please donate to Childers for Congress, we are being outspent by our wealthy rethug conterparts 2-1. The RNCC is up to $600,000 while the DCCC is around $400,000.
Childers won a plurality of 49.6 percent in the special election, just a few hundred short of victory. We can do this, please give to the Childers for Congress campaign.