I remember the first time I saw you on the Daily Show the night that Jon Stewart wanted to know why the government didn't just give the TARP money to homeowners who would then pay off their mortgages to the banks who would then get the TARP money.
Your lack of pretense and honest discussion of facts in a language that I and millions of others could understand was down right shocking. Economists and government bureaucrats were not known as individuals with the ability to communicate.
I want to see you beat Scott Brown in November and I have donated as much as I can. I don't understand why you are not beating him flat out in the polls, and I have a suggestion, for you and any other Democrat running where the President enjoys as much popularity as he does in Massachusetts.
The New York Times ran an article today about the Brown campaign's use of Barack Obama in an ad:
The advertisement, which was scheduled to start running on Saturday, shows Mr. Obama praising Mr. Brown for sponsoring a bill to end insider trading in Congress. As Mr. Obama signs the measure into law, he thanks Mr. Brown, saying, “Good job.”Hello? Splitting the ticket would not allow things to get done in Washington.
That approach would be unusual enough for a Democrat in a year in which many feel the need to distance themselves from the administration, but it is virtually unfathomable for a Republican. That both candidates are trying to leverage their ties to Mr. Obama underscores how popular the president is here and how unpopular his rival, Mitt Romney, is, even though he once served as the state’s governor. Mr. Obama is expected to carry Massachusetts overwhelmingly in November.
Mr. Brown’s new ad is a clear overture to independent voters, who make up more than 52 percent of the state’s electorate. It seeks to reassure them that splitting their ticket — voting for a Democrat for president and a Republican for the Senate — can still mean that things will get done in Washington.
If the citizens of Massachusetts, or any other state, support President Obama, then they should support turning the Senate BLUE. Run on the use of the filibuster. Run on the need for enough Democratic Senators to prevent the obstruction of the GOP and its teabaggers.
Isn't it time that Democrats run as a party and not as individuals in an area where its leader is so popular? President Obama will need more than the White House to achieve his goals. He will need a Democratic Senate. And he will need a Democratic House.
Can we please remind voters of that?