I've learned to shrug off what Barack's opponents say about him. We know who he really is: a wonderful father and leader who's in this because he wants to make a difference in people's lives.
But not everyone knows him as you and I do. And because of the nonstop negative ads the other side is running against him, we'll have to work even harder to remind folks who Barack really is.
Tonight's fundraising deadline is one of the most important we'll face together. I hope you'll take the chance to show you've got Barack's back -- chip in $5 or more before midnight.
Campaigns are never easy, and we're lucky to have supporters like you by our side.
The other side is outspending us, and they're stepping up their attacks. But we'll be standing strong, thanks to the support of nearly 3 million people who are helping win this election the right way.
What we do between now and midnight is going to play a big part in making that happen, so please pitch in whatever you can before then.
As always, thank you.
Considering that many of President Barack Obama’s “opponents” are American citizens, it’s rather crass to say she has “learned to shrug off” what they “say about him.”
Americans made it pretty clear that they didn’t want his healthcare plan. But his Democrat-controlled House and Senate shoved it down our collective throats and he signed it into law anyway. Despite the Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the law as constitutional, the majority of us still want it repealed.
And yes, Obama has “made a difference in people’s lives.”
Many of us use to have jobs. We use to have a home. Four years ago, as messed up as the economy was, we could at least afford to put food on the table and pay our electricity bills.
Then again, he did warn us that, under his plan, electricity costs would "necessarily skyrocket.”
We have no doubt that Obama is a “wonderful father.” No one has ever disputed that. But many of us simply disagree that he has been an equally wonderful “leader.”
A leader doesn’t attack success. A leader praises success. A leader does not demonize his opponents and pit the members of one race, income class or political affiliation against another. A leader finds the common ground upon which we can all stand united.
A leader does not turn his back on our allies and bow to the leaders of other nations that would destroy us all. A leader stands bravely by the side of our friends and with pride in the face our enemies.
As evidenced by the words of his inaugural address, Democrats like John Kennedy use to know that.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge—and more.
Above all, a “leader” doesn’t tell “folks” in Charlottesville, Va. on Wednesday that he wants to "make sure we are doing every single thing that we need to do" to help those whose lives were devastated by hurricane Isaac and then take off for another campaign event in Texas on Thursday.
Of course – as reported Thursday by Daily Mail, -- after Mitt Romney cancelled his Virginia stop to go to Louisiana, Obama played follow the “leader.”
As for why “not everyone knows” Obama as the first lady and his more ardent supporters do, perhaps it’s because “not everyone” sees him the way they do.
Truth be told – after four years -- if they have to work “even harder to remind folks who Barack really is,” it’s probably because his actions have a tendency of contradicting the “Barack” they keep telling us he “really is.”
While we struggle to balance trying to find a job and saving our homes from foreclosure with the effort to keep food on the table and our electricity from being turned off, it’s been hard to watch him head off on another vacation, attend some lavish Hollywood fundraiser or play yet another round of golf and really believe that he feels anyone’s “pain” out here in the real world.
It’s true, “campaigns are never easy.” But considering the Aug. 8 Forbes report, that Americans are suffering through a “postwar record 42 months of unemployment over 8 percent” – and The Wall Street Daily’s reminder in September 2011 that “no president has ever won re-election with unemployment above 6 percent, except for Ronald Reagan” since World War II – Obama’s success in this campaign may very well be impossible.
Yes, “the other side” is “outspending” Obama. But at least “the other side” raises the money they spend first. As Obama has done with the American budget for four years, he keeps spending more money than his campaign takes in.
Most curious was the first lady’s point of “the nonstop negative ads the other side is running against” her husband. The thing is, when Obama’s attack ads have been repeatedly called out as bogus and members of his own party step up to defend Romney, and his super PAC runs an add accusing Romney of being responsible for a woman’s death from cancer -- which was soundly condemned by Democrats and even the most liberal of media members -- it’s a bit of a stretch to claim they are begging supporters for money – again -- to help Obama “win this election the right way.”