Obama's army of volunteers not even noticeable in the political debate

McClatchy Newspapers has this:

President Barack Obama's army of canvassers fanned out across the nation over the weekend to drum up support for his $3.55 trillion budget, but they had no noticeable impact on members of Congress, who on Monday said they were largely unaware of the effort. . . . . .



Blogger Harry Schell said...

This failure will no doubt energize the committee formed under the GIVE Act to conclude schoolchildren need to be press-ganged into "service".

What good is a "base" if it can't be relied on to act when the call goes forth?

When reading about the GIVE Act passage, my first thought was of Elian Gonzales' first media appearance after he was shipped off to Cuba. Shaking hands with Uncle Fidel in a nice new Young Patriots uniform. Smiles all around.

Perhaps the "volunteer army" was a media creation? Feeling buyer's remorse, are you?

3/24/2009 1:38 PM  

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