Got these notes from the candidates today. While I've received dozens of e-mails from Obama, this is the first one from Mitt. The difference in tone, but not only in tone, is striking. First der Mittenzer:
Dear Friend,Meh. But Romney begins by mentioning the 23 million "struggling for work." Obama as usual starts, and ends, with himself:
Twenty-three million Americans are struggling for work, and nearly one in six Americans is living in poverty. And still, President Obama and his liberal allies are asking for another chance to get it right. Our country can't afford to give it to them.
Paul Ryan and I, along with Republicans across the country, are doing everything we can to protect America's future and undo the damage of the last four years.
And so are our supporters. They've joined our cause and transformed this campaign into a nationwide movement. They've knocked on over 5 million doors and made over 30 million volunteer voter contacts.
That's 15 times more doors and 5 times more phone calls than at this same time in 2008 -- and that's incredible.
And even in these bleak economic times, our supporters are contributing out of their own pockets. In fact, 93% of all the donations received have been $250 or less.
We couldn't have gotten this far without that kind of commitment and support -- and because of it, we're on our way to winning this thing.
With just 32 days left until November 6, sustained nationwide support for our cause is critical. We need to win, we want to win -- and with your help we will.
Whether we’re talking about jobs, health care, debt, taxes, or foreign policy, the choice this election is clear. Barack Obama and his liberal allies don’t have a record to run on, or a plan for the future. Paul Ryan and I do, and with the help of Republicans up and down the ballot, America will have the real recovery it deserves.
Victory is in sight for Romney-Ryan and the Republican team. Donate now to help us get there.
John --Note: the D-blog does not have Barack's back. Hey-la, hey-la.
There have been many times in my life when I've been counted out -- told that I couldn't do it, told not to speak out for what I believe in, told to not even run in the first place.
I've only gotten this far because I've had people like you with me every step of the way.
Right now the other side is trying to obliterate the hard work we've put in on the ground in this campaign by flooding the airwaves with factually inaccurate, negative attack ads.
If they win, they're going to dismantle everything we've accomplished together over the past three and a half years, and turn back the clock to the same failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.
We cannot let that happen. There are only 32 days left in this campaign. If you're planning to take the next step, now is the time. Please donate $5 or more today:
Thanks. It means a lot to know you've got my back.
Update: Hate that Mittley feels it necessary to dredge up the bogus "one-in-six-living-in poverty" meme.