Hope and Change Go Partisan
The political air is filled with that old stodgy smell.
12:00 AM, Jun 10, 2010 • By GARY ANDRES
So the first question those OFA canvassers who are “here for the president” need to ask is: “Are you still with him?” They may get some surprising results.
But there is another challenge. Helping elect congressional Democrats in 2010 to consolidate one party’s control is not the same as supporting Barack Obama in 2008. Some of these strangers walking precincts – especially those who are committed Democrats -- may enjoy the exercise, but to many others they look like coconspirators in a political power grab, transforming hope and change into partisan terms.