The example used in the post is the fundraiser President Obama attended and spoke at today in Missouri. The joint fundraiser was organized by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) and sitting US Senator Claire McCaskill. Why is Obama raising money for Claire McCaskill you may ask...when she's not up for re-election??? And why wasn't Robin Carnahan in attendance when she's the who is running in 2010 for the US Senate in Missouri???
Read Mr. Erickson's post and get the full story. It sounds good to me!
Barack Obama Tacitly Acknowledges He is Now a Pariah and the Democrats are Screwed in 2010
by Erick Erickson
Here’s a dirty little secret in American politics. A lot of the reporters who cover politics don’t know the first thing about politics. They cannot read the tea leaves. They do not know how. They do not even try.
That is why men like Larry Sabato, Chuck Todd, etc. have become so prominent. It is not hard to figure things out, but a lot of reporters are lazy. They need the story spoon fed to them.
There is a massive story out there right now and the political reporters have totally missed it. Let me spoon feed them and educate everyone in the process.
Barack Obama has become the first major Democrat to admit, though tacitly, the Democrats are screwed in 2010.
All you have to do is look to Missouri.First, let me explain what a “joint fundraising committee” is. This is a committee whereby a political organization can link to a political campaign and the two entities can raise money together, sharing both the expenditures and receipts. The fundraising committee typically benefits the organization more than the candidate, but in every case the organization has a vital role to play in the election of the candidate so it makes sense for the candidate to sign on. Read more...