barely almost eeked out a primary victory in Indiana over Hillary Clinton, thanks to the returns from Gary. The state is still in play – the Real Clear Politics average has McCain up 47.8 percent to 45.4 percent – but the Obama campaign has an advantage in its ability to turn out ground forces from Illinois, where they won’t be needed, by simply driving them in across the border.
That’s the idea behind this e-mail appeal sent out by the Obama campaign today. Note the mandatory references to “pundits, naysayers and cynics” that David Axelrod seems to have mandated be included in every e-mail appeal, as well as a reference to how much money John McCain and the GOP are pouring into the campaign – as if Obama’s pockets aren’t beyond stuffed.
Election Day is just 33 days away. That’s not a lot of time.
And you live right near a crucial general election battleground state – Indiana.
In the last few weeks, the landscape on the ground here in Indiana has shifted dramatically.
The pundits, naysayers, and cynics say we have an uphill battle, but supporters here in Indiana have helped build a powerful grassroots organization that has already changed politics in the Hoosier state. And now, John McCain and the Republican National Committee are about to pour hundreds of thousands of dollars into negative TV ads in Indiana.
Now more than ever we need your support to help reach out to undecided voters and spread Barack’s message of change.
Obama supporters from neighboring states are playing a crucial role in Indiana. It’s up to supporters like you – the ones who have grown this movement from the ground up – to talk to Indiana voters about the change we need.
Sign up to Drive for Change to Indiana and help Barack and Democrats up and down the ticket.
The failed Bush-McCain economic policies have hit Indiana families especially hard, leaving Hoosiers with the highest unemployment in 21 years, more jobs outsourced overseas, falling home values, and gas prices at all-time highs.
But John McCain is only calling for more of the same disastrous policies.
Hoosiers need to hear Barack’s message of change, and we are depending on your help to tell them about the real choice in this election.
Face-to-face contact with undecided voters is one of the most effective ways to help build this campaign for change.
Join us for the Drive for Change and help make a big difference in Indiana.
No prior experience is required. Staff will provide you with everything you need.
We can’t do this without you.
General Election Director
Indiana Campaign for Change