So I hear that OfA (they’re Organizing for Action this nanosecond, right?) has decided that they felt like spending “close to six figures” in online ad buys to try to convince the following legislators to go along with the President’s vaguely plotted-out prelude to gun-grabbing:
|Michael G Fitzpatrick|
…Oh, dear. I somehow managed to include the name of the President himself in that list. I wonder why I did that?
|Michael G Fitzpatrick||57%|
Oh, right, because I had looked up all the popular vote percentages (rounding up) from the last election of each candidate being targeted, and was using Barack Obama’s 51% in 2012 as a baseline. Although ‘baseline’ may not exactly be the right term, in this context; it’s practically the floor. Judging from that list, Rep. Coffman may or may not have to sweat a vote on background checks; but I somehow suspect that OfA isn’t going to otherwise particularly get any bang for its buck.
Not that it needs to. OfA has always been about fueling the ego of Barack Obama; and now that he has won re-election… well, if you want to believe that OfA is now a bunch of ninja grassroots activists prepared to sweep the Right’s leg that’s your privilege. Can’t say that I’m too impressed with their ability to move the Democratic downticket, though.