|What's at stake
on Nov 2
by DeRange Wickham
As I watched Obama walk alone to
his waiting helicopter, I had something of a political awakening.
It was in that moment, following the
president's one-hour meeting with me and nine other black columnists,
That's what this column is about.
Wickham wants you to know that
he's sooooo important - he got a semi-sit-down with the president.
that I understood the campaign
strategy Republicans have crafted. For the GOP, the central issue of
the midterm elections is Obama...after months of withering, right-wing
attacks on the Obama-led efforts
to bail the nation out of the economic mess that took root when they
controlled everything, and a nagging
concern about broken promises among elements of Obama's political base,
Republicans are using the
president's declining popularity to rally support for GOP congressional
They are buoyed in this effort by right wingers who chant: "I want my
country back," as if slaves have
taken over the plantation. And they are financed to a great degree by
right-wing donors who pour money
- much of it untraceable - into the GOP coffers...
To stop them, Democrats must energize their base. They've got to get
young whites and Hispanics to
the polls in numbers that are not usually seen in midterm elections by
making them understand what's
at stake if Republicans win the Congress. And they've got to make
blacks understand that while Obama
is not on the ballot next month, his presidency is under attack.
I read the enitire column and I never caught the part about "what's at
stake," so I guess I was right.
The purpose of this column was to
let you know how big and important
DeRange Wickham is.
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